Church of St Mary, Lower Street, Gissing - South Norfolk

The west tower and nave of this church date from the C11. Characteristic Norman windows of that period survive, but the nave roof was replaced in the C15 with a double hammerbeam roof, all the more remarkable for its small scale and good state of survival. A Heritage Lottery Fund Grants for Places of Worship grant was awarded in 2015 for repairs to the masonry and roofs of the tower, north porch and chancel.

Church of St Mary, Lower Street, Gissing - South Norfolk
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST MARY
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1152891
  • Local Planning Authority: South Norfolk
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Mary
  • Street Name: Lower Street
  • County: Norfolk
  • District / Borough: South Norfolk
  • Parish: Gissing
  • Parliamentary Constituency: South Norfolk
  • Region: East of England

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Poor
  • Priority: F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
  • Previous Priority: F
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade I, CA