Heritage Category:
Listed Building
List Entry Number:
Date first listed:
Statutory Address:


Ordnance survey map of CHURCH OF ST MARAGRET
© Crown Copyright and database right 2020. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2020. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1342499.pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 23-Feb-2020 at 11:08:23.


Statutory Address:

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

Breckland (District Authority)
Little Dunham
National Grid Reference:
TF 86356 12970


TF 81 SE LITTLE DUNHAM SPORLE ROAD (north side) 6/39 Church of St.Margaret 30.5.60 GV I

Parish church. Medieval and later. Flint, partly rendered, with ashlar dressings. Black pantile and slate roofs. West tower, nave with north aisle and south porch and chancel. Perpendicular tower with diagonal western buttresses and flat stair turret projection to south. Moulded west doorway with carved head label stops. 3-light Perpendicular window above, quatrefoil soundholes, 2-light cusped bell-openings and a plain parapet. C13 south door with dying arch mouldings and one order of colonnettes with bell capitals, crowned head label stops and female head in quatrefoil above doorway. 3 C13 lancets to south wall of nave and chancel, one 2-light Perpendicular window with embattled transom and similar Victorian replica. 3 partially restored 2-light curvilinear C14 north aisle windows with one double lancet to west and a triple lancet (probably re-set) to east. North aisle formerly ran alongside chancel leaving 2 blocked arches and a simple piscina. Victorian Geometric east window. C13 3-bay nave arcade and former 3-bay chancel arcade now reduced to one bay. Fine quadrilobe piers with bell capitals and arches of 2 hollow chamfered orders. Carved corbel of human head with horns flanked by foliage forms westernmost chancel arcade support. Chancel arch does not survive. C15 tower arch with facetted responds and capitals. Simple nave piscina and a C13 angle piscina-cum-sedilia in chancel with a bell capital on colonnette and a shaped arm rest. Remains of Medieval decor- ative paintwork on arches of 2 blocked bays of chancel north arcade. Group value with Old Rectory.

Listing NGR: TF8635612970


The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
Legacy System:


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

Images of England

Images of England was a photographic record of every listed building in England, created as a snap shot of listed buildings at the turn of the millennium. These photographs of the exterior of listed buildings were taken by volunteers between 1999 and 2008. The project was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Date: 03 Oct 2001
Reference: IOE01/05331/07
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Colin Johnston. Source Historic England Archive
Archive image, may not represent current condition of site.
To view this image please use Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or Edge.

Your Contributions

Do you know more about this entry?

The following information has been contributed by users volunteering for our Enriching The List project. For small corrections to the List Entry please see our Minor Amendments procedure.

The information and images below are the opinion of the contributor, are not part of the official entry and do not represent the official position of Historic England. We have not checked that the contributions below are factually accurate. Please see our terms and conditions. If you wish to report an issue with a contribution or have a question please email [email protected].