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 National Lottery Heritage 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 and is anticipated to complete by summer 2020.

Church of St Mary, Low Road, Forncett - South Norfolk
© Historic England

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

Location

    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