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 National Lottery Heritage 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

Location

    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*