Church of St Andrew, Fairstead Lane, Little Cressingham - Breckland

Parish church. The C15 tower is partially demolished and the two westernmost bays of the nave and south aisle are roofless. The two westernmost bays of the north aisle have been demolished except for the west wall. The present entrance is to the west in the brick wall dividing the roofed church in use from the ruin. A corrugated roof covers the south aisle, while the nave is roofed in plain tile. Roof is leaking with damp penetration in aisles. Vegetation growth on the building is also an issue.

Church of St Andrew, Fairstead Lane, Little Cressingham - Breckland
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST ANDREW
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1077227
  • Local Planning Authority: Breckland
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Andrew
  • Street Name: Fairstead Lane
  • County: Norfolk
  • District / Borough: Breckland
  • Parish: Little Cressingham
  • Parliamentary Constituency: South West Norfolk
  • 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 I