Record Details

NHER Number:7912
Type of record:Building
Name:St Edmund's Church, Costessey


This medieval church has various later additions and restorations. The medieval rood screen survives, although it was painted over in the 19th century. Building work adjacent to the church and in the churchyard has revealed foundations, a capped well, medieval flint flakes and a possible Early Saxon pottery sherd.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 1771 1245
Map Sheet:TG11SE

Full description

April 1978.
13th to 15th century. 19th and 20th century alterations. Pulpit from Booton.
See (S1) in file.
E. Rose (NAU), 26 April 1978.

25 September 1996. Observation of groundworks for extension on north side of nave showed that massive dumping had raised the ground level in post medieval times.
A possible Early Saxon sherd, and animal bone and flints probably debitage from wall construction were recovered from a layer below the dumping.
See (S2) in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 24 September 1997.

30 January 2001. TG 1773 1242.
Capped well found in a modern extension to the churchyard.
See (S3).
A. Hutcheson (NLA), 30 January 2001.

15 October 1993. NLA aerial photography.
Church visible.
H. Clare (NLA), 19 February 2001.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CHURCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WELL HEAD (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DOOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FLAKE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PISCINA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROOD SCREEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WINDOW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WINDOW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG1712 C-E.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1992. Plaque honours airmen who died to save village. 28 February.
---Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England.
---Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.
---Monograph: Bryant, T. H. 1905. Hundred of Forehoe. The Churches of Norfolk. Vol XVII. pp 64-78.
---Documentary Source: Martin, T. c. 1700-1799. Collections of Church Notes. Norfolk Records Office. 1732.
---Unpublished Document: South Norfolk Council. 1999. Church of St Edmund, The Street, Old Costessey, Norwich: Full Planning Permission.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1991. [Photograph of St Edmund's Church, Costessey]. 25 April.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. pp 270-271.
---Leaflet: The parish church of Saint Edmund, King and Martyr, Costessey: a brief description..
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1978. Building Report.. Building Report.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Rogerson, A. (NLA). 1996. 7912 Costessey: St Edmund's Church.
<S3>Unpublished Document: Hutcheson, A.. 2001. 7912 Costessey: St Edmund's Churchyard.

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