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


  • 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