Church of St Mary the Less, Bury Road, Thetford - Breckland

Former church, C11 foundation but building mainly late C14 with the west tower dated to C15. Closed for worship, Poor condition and has suffered from vandalism. A scheme for residential conversion was granted consent but was not implemented. Historic England Repair Grants for Heritage at Risk grant offered towards tower repairs and work commenced during 2019. Proposals for residential conversion under discussion.

Church of St Mary the Less, Bury Road, Thetford - Breckland
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    CHURCH OF ST MARY THE LESS
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1297899
    Local Planning Authority:
    Breckland
    Site Type:
    Religious ritual and funerary > Church

Location

    Building Name:
    Church of St Mary the Less
    Street Name:
    Bury Road
    County:
    Norfolk
    District / Borough:
    Breckland
    Parish:
    Thetford
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    South West Norfolk
    Region:
    East of England

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Very bad
    Occupancy / Use:
    Vacant/not in use
    Priority:
    E - Under repair or in fair to good repair, but no user identified; or under threat of vacancy with no obvious new user (applicable only to buildings capable of beneficial use)
    Previous Priority:
    E
    Ownership:
    Private
    Designation:
    Listed Building grade II*, CA