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Wimbotsham is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It is situated close to the River Great Ouse. It has a primary school, a local shop and a public house called "The Chequers". Also located in the village are two churches: the Church of St Mary, the Virgin; and the Wimbotsham Methodist Church. The is also a village green, village hall and recreation ground with play area.


The Church of St Mary, the Virgin is an Anglican church built in 1175, open 24-hours to the public. The honorary priest in charge is the David Karoon. It has three bells.

The church is believed to be have been built in 1175, with some late 13th century work, and both north and south doors are believed Norman, dating from the 12th century. A medieval wall painting of St. Christopher is recorded in the nave. In 1853/4 the roof of the nave was altered from thatch to slate with the walls raised to suit. The original chancel was rebuilt complete with an apse over what was thought to be a prior structure. The church's bench-ends, although in the Suffolk style of the 15th century, are actually the work of James Rattee in the 19th century.

As well as the Anglican Church of St Mary, the Virgin, there is also a Methodist chapel located within the village, the Wimbotsham Methodist Church. The Minister is Reverend Maurice Stafford.

The chapel was opened in 1894 with additions being made in 1896 in the form of a Sunday School. Further alterations were made in 1950 and 1970.

Since 1990, Wimbotsham has been the location of the Fenman Classic Bike Show, an annual bike show held on the last Monday of every August, to coincide with a United Kingdom bank holiday. The logo depicts a farm hand with smock and floppy hat, holding a mug of ale and standing in front of a bike's silhouette. Overall, the Fenman Classic Bike Show offers 27 prizes, including the "Best Bike in Show" prize.

Site Information
Contact Details:
Pippa Winson, Parish Clerk
Wimbotsham, PE34 3QG, Norfolk
Visitor Information
Disabled access
Refreshments (nearby)
Dog friendly
Accessibility by transport
Stained glass
Nearby Attractions
Attraction 1:
Church of St Edmund's, Downham Market
1.22 Miles Away
St Edmund’s is located on a beautiful site, overlooking the town to the fens beyond. Although the building underwent an extensive 19th- century restoration, a number of earlier features survive, including a 15th-century font, a lady chapel dating from c.1500 and an eight branch glass chandelier made c.1730.
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Attraction 2:
Stow Bridge
1.22 Miles Away
Stow Bridge is a village in the parish of Stow Bardolph, extending into Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalen. It is between Downham Market and King's Lynn on the banks of the River Great Ouse.
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Attraction 3:
Church of St Mary The Virgin, Bexwell
1.3 Miles Away
The First Thousand Years in the village of Bexwell, a mile or so east of Downham Market, stands 'the church of St. Mary the Virgin. There are no records to show precisely when it was built; if there were, the people of Bexwell might by now have celebrated the thousandth anniversary of the inauguration of their church.
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Attraction 4:
Downham Market Town Square
1.31 Miles Away
The Town Square is situated in the very heart of the town and is the square inhabited by the iconic Town Clock. Town Square Trading is aimed to maximize the square’s potential encompassing a range of activities from individual stalls, craft stalls, hosting public information roadshows/campaigns, advertising opportunities, product launches to a performance arena highlighting local talent.
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Attraction 5:
Downham Market
1.33 Miles Away
On the banks of the River Great Ouse, and dating back to Saxon times, Downham Market is one of Norfolk’s oldest market towns. The attractive market place is immediately identifiable by the splendidly unusual and majestic black and white clock.
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