Record Details

NHER Number:7794
Type of record:Building
Name:St Margaret's Church, Felthorpe


A medieval parish church which dates mainly from the 14th century, and was restored in the 19th century. The church is surrounded by a large churchyard, and a survey of the headstones carried out in 1980 revealed several interesting examples, including that of Jane Plunkett, who was murdered in Norwich in 1882.

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Grid Reference:TG 1698 1731
Map Sheet:TG11NE

Full description

(S1) notes: North aisle, north porch, tower, thatched chancel, 2 bells, a third one inscribed and broken in a chest, spring in southwest of churchyard.
E. Rose (NAU)

September to November 1980. Churchyard Survey.
A survey of the large churchyard recorded the position of all the graves, and their inscriptions. Amongst those buried in the churchyard are Peter Lyon 'former mangle maker to Her Majesty', Stephen Springall and his nephew Christopher West who drowned in Wroxham Broad in August 1808. Another headstone was erected by the Chief Constable of Norwich to the memory of Jane Plunkett, who was murdered in Norwich in 1882.
See (S2).
S. Spooner (NLA) 17 November 2005

19 January 2004. Visit.
Basically 14th century Decorated; some windows replaced, and nave roof heightened with clerestory in 15th century. Some early 18th century Classicisation, much of which was removed in 1878 when the south aisle was added and the clerestory removed.
See (S3) and (S4).
E. Rose (NLA), 24 January 2004.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Monograph: Bryant, T. H. 1905. Hundred of Taverham. The Churches of Norfolk. Vol XV. pp 45-51.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N. and Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 467.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Documentary Source: Martin, T. c. 1700-1799. Collections of Church Notes. Norfolk Records Office. 1731.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Wright, R., Stimpson, G., Middleton, C., Fordham, R.. 1980. Churchyard Survey of St Margaret's, Felthorpe.
<S3>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 2004. Building Report.. Building Report.
<S4>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1051539.

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