Church of St Nicholas, Church Plain, Wells-Next-the-Sea - North Norfolk

Large parish church located within the town. Originally of C15 date but burnt down in1879 and rebuilt. The building is well maintained and used for both worship and community activities. However, a detailed inspection of the tower revealed that the parapet is loose and suffering from the effects of decaying and expanding iron cramps. There are also loose areas of face work and cracks which require attention. The turret stair exhibits cracking.

Church of St Nicholas, Church Plain, Wells-Next-the-Sea - North Norfolk
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1230479
  • Local Planning Authority: North Norfolk
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Nicholas
  • Street Name: Church Plain
  • County: Norfolk
  • District / Borough: North Norfolk
  • Parish: Wells-Next-the-Sea
  • Parliamentary Constituency: North Norfolk
  • Region: East of England

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Poor
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade II*, CA

Contact Details

Trudi Hughes 01223 582739

Next steps

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