Historic Churches of Norfolk – route 12

Last Thursday I resumed my on-going project to cycle to and photograph all of the historic churches of Norfolk. We couldn’t have picked a much colder, more overcast, day with a stiff north wind. I was accompanied by my friend Helen (she of the Walking Tours of Norwich City Churches fame). We cycled over 50k and did 19 churches, all in the area, east of Norwich, between the A47 and the river Yare. The day ended badly for me when I realised that I’d lost my phone, somewhere on route. I retraced my steps nearly back to our lunch stop, missed my return train to Norwich and incurred significant unwelcome extra miles – and all to no avail. Lets hope that the rest of this seasons cycle rides go better! Still we did see some very nice churches –  unfortunately many of which, in this particular part of the county, are locked.

The Route 


The Churches

St Andrew Thorpe St Andrew, All Saints Postwick, St Lawrence Brundall, St Andrew Blofield, St Michael Braydeston, St Peter Strumpshaw, St Nicholas Buckenham, St Mary Hassingham, St Margaret Cantley, St Botolph Limpenhoe, St John the Baptist Reedham, All Saints Freethorpe, St Andrew Wickhampton, St Peter & St Paul Tunstall, St Peter & St Paul Halvergate, St Mary Moulton St Mary, All Saints Beighton, St Edmund South Burlingham and St Peter Lingwood.

The Photos

St Andrew, Thorpe St Andrew


All Saints, Postwick

Postwick All Saints

St Lawrence, Brundall


Stained glass detail

Brundall St Laurence

St Andrew, Blofield


Font, depicting the life of Christ – unique in Norfolk


The ‘Red Cross’ window

Blofield St Andrew & St Peter


St Michael, Braydeston


St Peter, Strumpshaw


St Nicholas, Buckenham

Buckenham St Nicholas

Simple, slightly ‘decaying’ interior


St Mary, Hassingham

Hassingham St Mary

St Margaret, Cantley

Cantley St Margaret

St Botolph, Limpenhoe


St John the Baptist, Reedham


All Saints, Freethorpe


St Andrew, Wickhampton

Wickhampton St Andrew 2

Details of 14th century wall paintings =- amongst the best in England


Wickhampton St Andrew

St Peter & St Paul, Tunstall

Tunstall St Peter & St Paul

Face in the wall


St Peter & St Paul, Halvergate


St Mary, Moulton St Mary

Moulton St Mary St Mary


14th century wall paintings depicting the Seven Works of Mercy

Moulton St Mary St Mary

All Saints, Beighton

Beighton All Saints

St Edmund, South Burlingham

South Burlingham St Edmund

Fine interior with early painted pulpit, wall painting and rood screen


Elephant & Castle bench end

South Burlingham St Edmund 2

St Peter, Lingwood

Lingwood St Peter

2 comments on “Historic Churches of Norfolk – route 12

  1. norfolkpilgrim says:

    Reblogged this on East Anglian Pilgrimage Network.

  2. Al Danford says:

    Great Pictures.

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