Report highlights 17 churches on Norfolk ‘heritage at risk’ register

A 17-strong list of Norfolk churches have been placed on the official “heritage at risk” register.

The Norfolk Churches Trust has calculated that £3.59m is needed to repair and conserve these churches.

At the charity’s latest quarterly council meeting, it also identified 52 churches across the county needing urgent repairs costing  £12.67 million. Many on this “anxiety” list were also detailed on the trust’s website on November 22.

The latest “heritage at risk” register lists these 17 churches and the cost of repairs –

Carbrooke, St Peter & Paul £200,000

St Peter & St Paul, Carbrooke

Little Cressingham, St Andrew £203,000

North Lopham, St Nicholas £300,000

North Tuddenham, St Mary’s £296,000

Outwell, St Clement £250,000

Repps-cum-Bastwick, St Peter & Paul £162,000

Thompson, St Martin £240,000

Thurning, St Andrew £210,000

Tilney, All Saints £199,000

West Walton, St Mary £250,000

Bracon Ash, St Nicholas £142,000

Burgh Castle, St Peter & Paul £293,000

St Peter & St Paul, Burgh Castle

Crostwight, All Saints, North Walsham £90,000

Elsing, St Mary £154,000

Sporle, St Mary £90,000

Deopham, St Andrew £413,000

Little Massingham, St Andrew £102,000

Total £3,594,000

Norfolk Churches Trust has already awarded grants to many on this 17-strong list including Little Cressingham £10,000; North Tuddenham (£15,000),West Walton (£9,000) and Outwell (£8,000) and Deopham (£7,000).

Last year, the trust gave grants of £182,000 to churches in 48 parishes and at the latest council meeting, a further £74,000 was awarded to 15 churches.

Membership income plays a vital role in helping to fund conservation and repairs to churches across the county and in the Diocese of Norwich. Annual membership costs £30. See the website for details.