Church of St Mary, Low Road, Forncett - South Norfolk

C13 and C15 church, tower with Saxon fabric, chancel of 1869. Declared redundant in 1985 and fell into very poor condition throughout, but has subsequently been returned to use for worship and community activities, winning a Historic England Angel Award in 2015. A first phase of repairs to the nave and chancel, funded by a Heritage Lottery Fund Grants for Places of Worship grant, has been completed. In 2017, a further application for the masonry and roofs of the tower and north porch was successful.

Church of St Mary, Low Road, Forncett - South Norfolk
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST MARY
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1304627
  • Local Planning Authority: South Norfolk
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Mary
  • Street Name: Low Road
  • Locality: Forncett St Mary
  • County: Norfolk
  • District / Borough: South Norfolk
  • Parish: Forncett
  • Parliamentary Constituency: South Norfolk
  • Region: East of England

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Priority: F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
  • Previous Priority: F
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade I, CA