Wednesday, 8 October 2014

St Mary The Virgin Church at Titchwell

We spotted the tower of this church as we were driving along the coastal road on our way from Sheringham to Hunstanton in Norfolk.

This lovely church can be found in the centre of the village of Titchwell.  The Domesday Book mentions a church here in Titchwell since the end of the 11th Century and much of the structure of this church is said to date from this time.

The original 11th Century church was narrower than it is today, with major alterations having been carried out in the 15th Century along with repair works in 1844, 1859 and then major renovations in 1890 and again inn 1902.

When you step inside the church it feels really intimate, simple, yet ornate.

There are five, smaller, beautifully stained glass windows in the church along with one large one on the South wall, here is a view of one of them.

This little alcove in the porch has a lovely pottery replica of the church.

This beautiful round tower is a typical late 11th Century tower found dotted around East Anglia.

This window in the tower is a later Victorian addition with stained glass from 1897 and shows a farming scene of 'The Sower'.

The church yard here in Titchwell is also home to the memorial of the village men killed during the Great War.

I also noticed this unusual tree which I have identified as a Cedar of Lebanon, due to the large squat cones, native to the Mediterranean.

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