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Herringfleet thatch
Burgh St Peter thatch
Hales thatch
Acle thatch
Thatched Churches of Norfolk


Thatched Churches of Norfolk, there are only a few thatched churches in Norfolk, here is the List I have compiled.
In East Anglia thatched churches fit the ordinary pattern of church building in the area.


  1. Acle, Saint Edmund the King and Martyr. (the nave is thatched with reeds).
  2. Bacton, Saint Andrew, re-roofed 1895.
  3. Banningham, Saint Botolph. listed as a 14th century church with a mantle of thatch.
  4. Barton Bendish, Saint Mary. a tiny thatched church, one of two in the same village.
  5. Beighton, the church has a thatched nave, with "Eyebrows" over the clerestory windows.
  6. Billockby, All Saints.  Nave and tower in ruins, south porch abandoned, chancel still in use, chancel thatched, rough flint.
  7. Brumstead, Saint Peter. the nave roof was thatched in 1834.
  8. Burgh Saint Margaret.
  9. Burgh Saint Mary, Saint Mary.
  10. Burgh Saint Peter, Saint Peter.
  11. Burlingham Saint Edmunds, Saint Edmunds.
  12. Caston, Holy Cross. Church of early C14 origins with thatched roofs.
  13. Chedgrave, All Saints.
  14. Claxton, Saint Andrew. Nave thatched.
  15. Coltishall, Saint John the Evangelist.
  16. Crostwight, Saint Peter.
  17. Drayton, Saint Margaret.
  18. Eaton, Saint Andrew.
  19. Edingthorpe, All Saints. (The church is constructed of flint with ashlar dressings, and has a thatched nave roof, with pantiles to the chancel).
  20. Filby, All Saints.
  21. Hales, Saint Margarets. (One of the most attractive is Saint Margaret's, Hales, outside the village about 12 miles south-east of Norwich. Saint Margaret's is what they call redundant, and it is kept up with the help of the Churches Conservation Trust. A Norfolk reed roof covers the nave and the slightly lower chancel with its rounded apse and Norman blind-arcading. There's a round tower at the West end and wall-paintings in the nave, of Saint James and, opposite the door, Saint Christopher, who everyone liked to invoke at the start of the journey of each day.)
  22. Hassingham, Saint Mary, (The chancel roof is higher than that of the nave and the whole church was completely thatched, but is now tiled).
  23. Haverton Saint Peter,
  24. Heckington, Saint Gregory.
  25. Hempstead, Saint Andrew.
  26. Herringfleet, Saint Margaret.
  27. Horsey, All Saints.
  28. Horsford, All Saints.
  29. Hoveton Saint Peter, Saint Peter.
  30. Ingworth, Saint Lawrence.
  31. Irstead, Saint Michael.
  32. Lessingham, All Saints.
  33. Mautby, Saint Peter and Saint Paul.
  34. Old Buckenham, All Saints.
  35. Ormesby St Michael.
  36. Paston, Saint Michael.
  37. Ranworth, Saint Helen.
  38. Reedham, Saint John Baptist.
  39. Rushford, Saint John the Evangelist,
  40. Potter Heigham, Saint Nicholas.
  41. Reedham, Saint John the Baptist.
  42. Rockland Saint Peter, Saint Peter. (At Rockland St Peter, Norfolk, the roof was destroyed in 1948, after catching fire from rubbish being burnt in the churchyard. It was rebuilt, but the thatch now needs replacing again at the cost of £80,000.)
  43. Salhouse, All Saints.
  44. Scoulton, The Holy Trinity.
  45. Seething, Saint Margaret.
  46. Sisland Saint Mary. (One of the most beautiful of Churches in Norfolk that is thatched, (The church is entirely thatched)
  47. Stockton, Saint Michael.
  48. Stokesby, Saint Andrew.
  49. Swafield, Saint Nicholas.
  50. Taverham, Saint Edmund.
  51. Thorpe Saint Matthias.
  52. Thurgaton, All Saints.
  53. Thurlton, All Saints.
  54. Thurton, Saint Ethelbert.
  55. Trowse, Saint Andrew
  56. Trunch, Saint Botolph.
  57. West Somerton,
  58. Woodbastick, Saint Fabian and Saint Sebastian.
  59. Wood Rising,Saint Nicholas.