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St George, South Acre, Norfolk

(52°41′42″N, 0°40′31″E)
South Acre
TF 809 142
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Norfolk
now Norfolk
  • Jill A Franklin

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Feature Sets

The present church, consisting of a chancel, nave, N aisle and a rectangular W tower the same width as the nave, is substantially 14thc in date and has an impressive hammerbeam roof. The font is the only feature with Romanesque sculpture.


South Acre is located in the Hundred of South Greenhoe. At the time of DS, Godric the steward had charge of it for the king.




The green pigment, if original, may have been an attempt at simulating a more prestigious material, such as Tournai marble. The font at Hunstanton is similar in design, though a little more elaborate.


Domesday Book: Norfolk, P. Brown (ed.), London and Chichester, 2 vols, 1984.

F. Bond, Fonts and Font Covers, London, New York, and Toronto, 1908, 151, 294.

N. Pevsner and B. Wilson, The Buildings of England: Norfolk: North-West and South, Harmondsworth, 1962, revised 1999, 2:659.