Church of St Mary, Sporle with Palgrave - Breckland

Parish church, medieval and later. Flint with ashlar and some brick dressings. C13 to C14 west tower with angle buttresses and a rectangular stair projection to south east. Remains of a C15 parclose screen and a late medieval cyclical wall painting in south aisle. The building has been subject to heritage crime. The south aisle has been re-roofed but there remain concerns regarding the condition of the walls and the very important wallpaintings. The building and wallpaintings are being monitored.

Church of St Mary, Sporle with Palgrave - Breckland
© Nicholas Warns Architects

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Church of St Mary
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1169820
  • Local Planning Authority: Breckland
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Mary
  • Locality: Sporle
  • County: Norfolk
  • District / Borough: Breckland
  • Parish: Sporle with Palgrave
  • Parliamentary Constituency: South West 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