Church of St Nicholas, Church Plain, Great Yarmouth - Great Yarmouth

Parish church founded in 1101 in association with adjacent Benedictine priory. Considered by Pevsner to be the largest parish church in England. Base of tower early C12, remainder C13; restored in C19. Extensively fire-damaged in World War II and rebuilt. Urgent repairs completed July 2013. Further urgent repairs are needed including to the central tower and the north transept buttress stonework; various other high-level stonework repairs are required. A Listed Places of Worship Roof Repairs Grant was awarded in 2016. Further work remains to be done and the parish are considering next steps.

Church of St Nicholas, Church Plain, Great Yarmouth - Great Yarmouth
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1096813
    Local Planning Authority:
    Great Yarmouth
    Site Type:
    Religious ritual and funerary > Church

Location

    Building Name:
    Church of St Nicholas
    Street Name:
    Church Plain
    Locality:
    Great Yarmouth
    County:
    Norfolk
    District / Borough:
    Great Yarmouth
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Great Yarmouth
    Region:
    East of England

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Place of worship
    Condition:
    Poor
    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*, CA