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Holme Hale, Norfolk

(52°37′56″N, 0°47′12″E)
Holme Hale
TF 887 075
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Norfolk
now Norfolk
medieval St Andrew
now St Andrew
  • Jill A Franklin
  • Jill A Franklin


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Feature Sets

The W tower at St Andrew's was underway in 1431. Judging from the round-arched doorway preserved inside its E wall, the tower was attached to a nave that was Norman, at the latest, to which a N aisle had been added in the 13thc


Holme Hale, between Norwich and King's Lynn, was a small settlement in South Greenhoe hundred. At the Conquest in 1066, Godric was tenant-in-chief. In 1086, King William and Ralph of Tosny were recorded as tenants-in-chief in Domesday Book.


Loose Sculpture


A Romanesque colonnette was reset in a piscina contrived in a window embrasure in a similar way at St Mary Magdalen, Pentney


N. Pevsner and Bill Wilson, The Buildings of England, Norfolk: North-West and South, Harmondsworth 1962, 2nd edn 1999, rev. 2000, 2: 424-5.

  1. A. Williams and G.H. Martin (ed), Domesday Book: A Complete Translation, Harmondsworth 1992/2002, 1066.