Historic Churches of Norfolk – route 10

By Sunday there had been a significant change in the weather – rain and strong winds, so we limited our ride to a 20 mile circuit around Bawdeswell. We did manage to take in nine churches though.

The Route

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The Churches

All Saints Bawdeswell, St Peter Billingford, St Mary North Elmham, St Swithun Bintree, St Nicholas Twyford, All Saints Wood Norton, Church of the Holy Innocents Foulsham, St Andrew Themelthorpe and St Thomas Foxley

The Photos

All Saints, Bawdeswell was completely rebuilt after a British Mosquito plane crashed into the original, returning from a bombing raid in WW11

Bawdeswell All Saints

The plaque which commemorates the tragic event

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St Peter, Billingford – one of a handful of Norfolk churches with an octagonal tower – our second of the weekend

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The most notable feature inside is the 16th century giant latten lectern, from the same foundry as the one in St Marks, Venice

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St Mary the Virgin, North Elmham – features in Simon Jenkins’ England’s 1000 Best Churches

North Elmham St Mary

The lofty interior

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Medieval wall painting fragment

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The noteworthy St Cecilia painted screen

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Detail of the fine carved Tudor pews

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St Swithun, Bintree

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The hidden away little church of St Nicholas, Twyford

Twford St Nicholas

All Saints, Wood Norton

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Details of medieval stained glass fragments

Wood Norton All Saints

Church of the Holy Innocents, Foulsham

Foulsham Holy Innocents

Unfortunately my camera battery gave up at this point but happily Bry had his phone with him to record the final two churches of the weekend!

St. Andrew, Themelthorpe

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St Thomas, Foxley

Foxley St Thomas

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One comment on “Historic Churches of Norfolk – route 10

  1. norfolkpilgrim says:

    Reblogged this on East Anglian Pilgrimage Network and commented:
    And yet another. Brilliant!

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