Church of St Mary, School Road, West Walton - King's Lynn and West Norfolk

Large parish church dating from early C13 with a separate bell tower of the same date, all in Early English style but with Norman influence in its dog-tooth decoration. Interior has a C15 hammerbeam roof with carved figures, and medieval polychrome decoration on the walls of the clerestorey and the arcade piers. Extensive signs of differential ground settlement and active structural movement, with leaning piers, distortion in the arcades, and masonry about to detach from the walls. An application in 2017 for a Heritage Lottery Fund Grants for Places of Worship grant was unsuccessful.

Church of St Mary, School Road, West Walton - King's Lynn and West Norfolk
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST MARY
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1077676
  • Local Planning Authority: King's Lynn and West Norfolk
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Mary
  • Street Name: School Road
  • County: Norfolk
  • District / Borough: King's Lynn and West Norfolk
  • Parish: West Walton
  • Parliamentary Constituency: South West Norfolk
  • Region: East of England

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade I

Contact Details

Malcolm Starr 01223 582723

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England