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

Large parish church, early C13 with a separate bell tower of the same date, Interior has a C15 hammerbeam roof with carved figures, and medieval polychrome decoration on the walls of the clerestory and the arcade piers. Extensive 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 National Lottery Heritage Fund grant was unsuccessful and the congregation are considering to re-apply. Historic England offered a development grant for emergency repairs in June 2019.

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

Location

    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:
    B - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; solution agreed but not yet implemented
    Previous Priority:
    A
    Ownership:
    Religious organisation
    Designation:
    Listed Place of Worship grade I