Church of St Giles, Church Road, Swafield - North Norfolk

Parish church C14, with west tower of late C15. Flint with ashlar quoins and slate roofs. Nave and chancel. Nave aisles removed and church partly rebuilt 1786. Four-stage tower with string courses between floors. Serious problems with water penetration in tower; nave stonework poor. Chancel arch has unusual wallpainting of Christ displaying his wounds. An application in 2017 to the Heritage Lottery Fund Grants for Places of Worship grant scheme was unsuccessful.

Church of St Giles, Church  Road, Swafield - North Norfolk
© Historic England

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST GILES
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1306217
  • Local Planning Authority: North Norfolk
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Giles
  • Street Name: Church Road
  • County: Norfolk
  • District / Borough: North Norfolk
  • Parish: Swafield
  • Parliamentary Constituency: North 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 II*