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
© Historic England

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:
    A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
    Ownership:
    Religious organisation
    Designation:
    Listed Place of Worship grade I