Church of St Mary, Church Road, Elsing - Breckland

Parish church. Built by Sir Hugh Hastings between 1330 and 1347 replacing an earlier church of which a small fragment of walling survives in west wall of nave. West tower, exceptionally wide aisleless nave with north and south porches. High level masonry, roofs and rainwater goods failing. Work to south side was completed in 2014. The church applied for a Heritage Lottery Fund Grants for Places of Worship grant in 2017 for the north side windows and drains but was unsuccessful.

Church of St Mary, Church Road, Elsing - Breckland
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST MARY
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1342548
  • Local Planning Authority: Breckland
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Mary
  • Street Name: Church Road
  • County: Norfolk
  • District / Borough: Breckland
  • Parish: Elsing
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Mid Norfolk
  • Region: East of England

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Poor
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: D
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade I