Church of St Mary, Church Lane, Tunstead - North Norfolk

Parish church. C14 and later. Flint and stone; lead and copper roofs. West tower, nave, south porch, north and south aisle, chancel. Embattled C14 4- stage tower; Church was largely complete prior to Black Death and work recommenced in 1371 in Perpendicular style. Complete with fifteenth century rood screen. The church is suffering from excess dampness caused by faulty drainage systems; there are structural cracks in west face of tower at high level. Detaching plaster internally and medieval rood screen potentially at risk due to excess dampness.

Church of St Mary, Church Lane, Tunstead - North Norfolk
© Diocese of Norwich

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    CHURCH OF ST MARY
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade I
    List Entry Number:
    1152357
    Local Planning Authority:
    North Norfolk
    Site Type:
    Religious ritual and funerary > Church

Location

    Building Name:
    Church of St Mary
    Street Name:
    Church Lane
    County:
    Norfolk
    District / Borough:
    North Norfolk
    Parish:
    Tunstead
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    North Norfolk
    Region:
    East of England

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Place of worship
    Condition:
    Poor
    Priority:
    C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
    Ownership:
    Religious organisation
    Designation:
    Listed Place of Worship grade I