Church of St Nicholas, The Street, North Lopham - Breckland

Early C14 nave and chancel; mid C14 south aisle and porch; C19 north vestry and porch. Concrete plain tiles on nave and chancel roofs; north vestry roof in slate. South aisle roof has suffered from heritage crime; temporary covering in place. Walls are flint with limestone dressings. Loose masonry at top of the tower; structural repairs required to chancel east wall. Failing rainwater systems causing excessive dampness, some structural movement and progressive deterioration to windows. A Heritage Lottery Fund Grants for Places of Worship grant accepted and project development underway 2018.

Church of St Nicholas, The Street, North Lopham - Breckland
© Nicholas Warns Architects

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1077430
  • Local Planning Authority: Breckland
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Nicholas
  • Street Name: The Street
  • County: Norfolk
  • District / Borough: Breckland
  • Parish: North Lopham
  • 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
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade I, CA

Contact Details

Trudi Hughes 01223 582739

Next steps

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