British Listed Buildings

History in Structure

If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.

We need to upgrade the server that this website runs on. Can you spare a quid to help?.

Church of St Ethelbert, Wretham

Description: Church of St Ethelbert

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 16 July 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 219889

OS Grid Reference: TL9150590632
OS Grid Coordinates: 591505, 290632
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4800, 0.8186

Location: Dark Lane, Wretham, Norfolk IP24 1RJ

Locality: Wretham
Local Authority: Breckland District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP24 1RJ

Incorrect location/postcode? Submit a correction!

Explore more of the area around Wretham, Norfolk at Explore Britain.

Listing Text

TL 99 SW
2/66 Church of St Ethelbert
(formerly listed as
Church of St Ethelbert,
East Wretham)

16.7.58 II*

Parish church, C12, rebuilt 1865. Flint with ashlar quoins. Tiled roofs.
West tower and 3 stages and saddleback roof. 2-light belfry windows. 2-
light nave and chancel windows in Decorated style and 3-light chancel east
window. South porch with re-used C12 doorway of 3 orders (nailhead, roll, zig-
zag) with fine waterleaf capitals. Interior with circular piers and waterleaf
capitals of 1865. Moulded arcades. Triple engaged columns to chancel arch
and tall moulded archway. Finely carved naturalistic foliage flanks C19
sedilia. Piscina of similar date. Elaborate font and font cover executed
in C14 style. Good timber roofs to nave and north aisle.

Listing NGR: TL9150590632

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.