Historic Churches

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Attraction 1:
Church of All Saints, Ashwicken
KIng's Lynn
Dating from 1300s, built of flint and stone with stepped buttresses. The east window features the Good Samaritan, the Millennium window features wild flowers and there is a commemorative window for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
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Attraction 2:
Church of All Saints, Burnham Thorpe
King's Lynn
Late Victorian restored from original C14 building in which Horatio Nelson's parents (his father was the rector) are buried. Nelson was baptised in its medieval font. Many naval references, including: altar, lectern and rood made from HMS Victory; battle ensigns from HMS Nelson and Indomitable the latter flown at the Battle of Jutland; bust of Nelson in the chancel.
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Attraction 3:
Church of All Saints, Waterden
The tiny church of All Saints, Waterden is isolated even in rural context of Norfolk churches. The village of Waterden disappeared in late mediaeval times leaving the building alone in the fields accompanied only by its Rectory. Parts date from Norman times with evidence of alterations over centuries. No Power supply.
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Attraction 4:
Church of St James, Castle Acre
Castle Acre
A large church, altered in 14 and 15 century. Contains 25 foot high canopied Font cover, Wine Glass Pulpit and the Dado of the Rood Screen, all with the medieval painted work in excellent condition. A church full of interesting items for any visitors.
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Attraction 5:
Church of St Mary, Barton Bendish
King's Lynn
A tiny thatched church with medieval paintings and Norman carving. The church of St Mary's is idyllic and it has a wonderfully still, white simplicity. Rising from a tall-grassed churchyard, it has aged walls, the color of pale honey, under a mellow thatched roof.
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Attraction 6:
Church of St Mary Magdalen, Pentney
King's Lynn
A late Saxon, early Norman church. The arcading on the north and south nave walls indicates the eastern extent of the original church which would have ended in an apse. Excellent consecration crosses
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Attraction 7:
Church of St Mary, Snettisham
King's Lynn
Pevsner called St Mary’s church “the most exciting C14th Decorated church in Norfolk.” St Mary's church with its 175 foot tall tower and spire, sits on high ground above the village, and was often a landmark for mariners navigating The Wash. Someone called it " God's rocket to heaven". The original steeple was erected by John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, the son of Edward III.
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Attraction 8:
Church of St Mary the Virgin, Flitcham
King's Lynn
When St Felix came from Burgundy to bring the Christian message to Britain in 630AD, he is attributed with founding churches at Babingley and Shemborne, and then at Flitcham. This church would have been built of wood, not stone, and there are no visible remains of it. However, there is still evidence of the 11 C church built by the Normans.
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Attraction 9:
Church of St Mary the Virgin, Heacham
King's Lynn
St Mary's is a 13th century church with many interesting architectural features. We have a particular association with Pocahontas through her marriage to local squire John Rolfe.
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Attraction 10:
Church of St Peter and St Paul, Shernborne
King's Lynn
The present church was built in 1898 at the expense of King Edward VII. A late 19C structure incorporating 13C elements. The site itself dates back to the second church founded by St Felix in the 7C. The church had stood as a ruin until 16C. HRH Prince of Wales financed the rebuild as part of the Sandringham Estate.
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Attraction 11:
Church ruins of St Mary, Islington
King's Lynn
St Mary's is a mainly fourteenth-century cruciform church, and sits in the richest of all ecclesiastical belts that stretches from King's Lynn to Wisbech. The romantic buttressed and battlemented tower retains two bells, and within the chancel are fine monuments to the Bagges family. Parts of the church are now ruined although the tower and chancel still have a roof.
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