Church of St Mary, Mattishall Lane, North Tuddenham - Breckland

Unusually large parish church, medieval and later, with medieval rood screen with polychrome decoration and painted figures; stained glass (medieval, but salvaged from elsewhere in the C19), and C19 polychrome decoration to the interior generally. Rainwater penetration and poor ground drainage are causing damp conditions which threaten these historic features. Progressive deterioration and cracking is also occurring to the facework and buttresses of the tower. An application for an Heritage Lottery Fund Grants for Places of Worship grant in 2017 was unsuccessful.

Church of St Mary, Mattishall Lane, North Tuddenham - Breckland
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST MARY
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1169192
  • Local Planning Authority: Breckland
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Mary
  • Street Name: Mattishall Lane
  • County: Norfolk
  • District / Borough: Breckland
  • Parish: North Tuddenham
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Mid 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
  • Previous Priority: A
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade I