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Ruined Church and Manor House

A Grade I Listed Building in North Elmham, Norfolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7555 / 52°45'19"N

Longitude: 0.9448 / 0°56'41"E

OS Eastings: 598823

OS Northings: 321609

OS Grid: TF988216

Mapcode National: GBR S9R.CP2

Mapcode Global: WHLRK.HZ4Y

Plus Code: 9F42QW4V+5W

Entry Name: Ruined Church and Manor House

Listing Date: 4 December 1951

Last Amended: 29 August 1984

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1342523

English Heritage Legacy ID: 220698

Location: North Elmham, Breckland, Norfolk, NR20

County: Norfolk

Civil Parish: North Elmham

Built-Up Area: North Elmham

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Elmham North St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Description

TF 92 SE NORTH ELMHAM HOLT ROAD
(north east side)

4/46 Ruined Church and
4.12.51 Manor House (formerly
listed as Remains of
Saxon Cathedral in
Old Vicarage Grounds)

GV I

Former church converted into a fortified manor house. Probably built by
Bishop Herbert de Losinga (1091-1119) on the site of the Anglo-Saxon
Cathedral of Elmham. Converted by Bishop Despencer in late C14.
Ferruginous conglomerate with flint core and ashlar dressings. Brick dress-
ings to C14 work. Roofless. Western tower with semicircular stair turret,
aisleless nave, continuous transept with armpit towers and apse. Evidence
for ashlar dressed tower and west transept arches, north and south nave
doorways and entrances into armpit towers. C14 work includes a semicircular
tower base matching the original stair turret and several masonry partitions
with brick dressings. The site is surrounded by C14 earthworks. S.E. Rigold
"The Anglian Cathedral of North Elmham, Norfolk" Medieval Archaeology, VI-
VII, 1962-3; S.R. Heywood, "The Ruined Church at North Elmham, "Journal of
the British Archaeological Association,CXXXV, 1982. The building is
also a scheduled Ancient Monument.


Listing NGR: TF9882321609

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