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St Andrew, Framingham Pigot, Norfolk

(52°34′56″N, 1°21′34″E)
Framingham Pigot
TG 277 036
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Norfolk
now Norfolk
medieval St Andrew
now St Andrew
  • Jill A Franklin



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Feature Sets

The present building is a Grade II* Listed structure of 1859 designed by Robert Kerr which Pevsner notes was preceded by a medieval church with a round tower and double-splayed windows. The basin of the pillar piscina in the chancel is the only Romanesque sculpture at the site.


Domesday Book records one church in Framingham, in Henstead hundred (9: 30). As tenant-in-chief at the time of the Domesday survey, Roger Bigod held the sixty acres in Framingham that had been held by Godric under Stigand before 1066. No distinction is made between Framingham Pigot and nearby Framingham Earl in Domesday Book entries.



Piscinae/Pillar Piscinae


According to Blomefield, the church that was on the site in the 1730s was: 'very small, and never had a steeple, but a bell hanging on the outside, in an arch at the west end. The nave is only eleven yards long and seven broad; the chancel six yards square.' (Blomefield vol. 5 (1806), 437).


N. Pevsner and B. Wilson, The Buildings of England, Norfolk: North-West and South, Harmondsworth1962, 2nd edn 1999, rev. 2000, 2: 344-45.

Domesday Book: A Complete Translation, eds A. Williams and G.H. Martin, Harmondsworth 1992/2002, 1056, 1076, 1099, 1100, 1101, 1106, 1108, 1122.

F. Blomefield, An Essay Towards A Topographical History of the County of Norfolk, London 1805, vol. 5, 431-37.

Heritage England Listed Building 1050456