Record Details

NHER Number:8338
Type of record:Building
Name:All Saints' Church, Catfield


This church is Perpendicular in style and the nave and the chancel are both 15th century in date. The tower has been restored which makes dating harder, but again probably dates to the 15th century. It appears the church was substantially rebuilt in the 15th century removing any traces of an earlier building. There have been more recent renovations in the 18th and 19th century.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 3818 2125
Map Sheet:TG32SE

Full description

Probably all of the 15th century in mixture of Decorated and Perpendicular styles, with no remaining older work. Evidence of use of Ely masons.
See (S1) and (S2).
E. Rose (NLA), 9 August 1990.

Field Survey, 31 October 2006
Visit to inspect and photograph coffin lid exposed in chancel.
(S3) in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 30 April 2007

March 2009.
Church awarded £113,000 for essential maintenance work
see (S4) in file
H. White (NLA), 4 March 2009

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CHURCH (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)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WALL PAINTING (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

---Article in Serial: Turner, D. 1847. Mural painting in Catfield Church. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol I pp 133-139.
---Aerial Photograph: TG3821A, C-D.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1985. Escape for villager as wall falls. 13 August.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1987. Church bells ring again. 29 September.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1987. Cash gift to 'forgotten' church. 31 March.
---Monograph: Boutell, C.. 1854. Christian monuments in England and Wales: an historical and descriptive sketch of the various classes of sepulchral monuments which have been in use in this country from about the era of the Norman conquest to the time of Edward the Fourth. 2. p 111.
---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. pp 427-428.
---Serial: 1818. Excursions through Norfolk.
---Article in Serial: Cattermole, P. and Cotton, S. 1983. Medieval Parish Church Building in Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXVIII Pt III pp 235-279. p 243.
---Leaflet: The parish church of All Saints, Catfield, Norfolk..
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1990. Building Report. Building Report.
<S2>Designation: Historic England. National Heritage List for England.
<S3>Photograph: Rose, E. (NLA). 2006. Colour Photograph.
<S4>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2009. Historic churches awarded millions of pounds for essential maintenance work. 4 March.

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