Record Details

NHER Number:8256
Type of record:Building
Name:St Mary's Church, Stalham


This church dates to the 14th and 15th centuries. The top of the tower has fallen down and the chancel has been rebuilt. However, the majority of the church survives in excellent condition. Inside, there is a fine 15th century font and a monument of 1718 dedicated to Catherine Catfield. Intriguingly, a fire engine house and lockup stand in the yard of the church.


  • St Mary's Church, Stalham. Photograph from  © S. Knott


Grid Reference:TG 37308 25164
Map Sheet:TG32NE

Full description

Early 14th century and 15th. Top of tower fallen, chancel rebuilt. Excellent condition.
Fire Engine House and lockup in yard.
For full details see secondary file.
E. Rose (NAU) 15 January 1981.

See photocopies of photos in file showing tomb chests in churchyard in November 2000 after removal of foliage, photos of the same showing botched repair and subsequent decay. Now to be rebuilt using original materials.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 21 April 2008.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CHURCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FIRE STATION (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PRISON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • DOOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FONT (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

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG3725D-E.
---Map: Bryant, A.. 1826. Bryant's Map of Norfolk.
---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 673.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2006. Four eyes are a puzzle. 1 February.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.

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