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Herringfleet Church 1/5

Moving on from Somerleyton and its hall, gardens and church, nearby is the small village of Herringfleet and this delightful, and very old church.

 

St.Margarets Church, Herringfleet, dates, in parts, from Norman times and it is interesting to note that parts of the main body of the church are older than the round tower which was built a considerable time later.

 

The car parked "in the way" is our Honda Jazz and contrasts quite well with the church and the old village red post box.

Herringfleet Church 1/5

Moving on from Somerleyton and its hall, gardens and church, nearby is the small village of Herringfleet and this delightful, and very old church.

 

St.Margarets Church, Herringfleet, dates, in parts, from Norman times and it is interesting to note that parts of the main body of the church are older than the round tower which was built a considerable time later.

 

The car parked "in the way" is our Honda Jazz and contrasts quite well with the church and the old village red post box.

comments (22)

I always like to capture churches...
Brian Walbey: One of my favourtie subjects Chantal.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 1 Nov 2010, 05:59
Brian I had to smile because of your text, we do capture our car too ever so often....
Love the composition here.
Brian Walbey: U sually I try to avoid any vehicles Astrid but on this day it was looking unusually cleansmile
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 1 Nov 2010, 06:26
Astrid is right...we often try to get our Towanda into our pictures, just because she loves to travel with us. smile We don't often see round church towers, Brian, so this one feels unique to me...kinda like NOT separating church and state?
Brian Walbey: There are quite a lot of round towers on churches out in the Norfolk and Suffolk areas Ginnie.
  • Chris
  • Germany
  • 1 Nov 2010, 06:43
Those round towers are so typical of that part of the world Brian
Brian Walbey: They are indeed Chris.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 1 Nov 2010, 06:48
I must say Brian the cleanliness of your car puts me to shame...must get out and clean it...sometime smile
Brian Walbey: It doesn't always look this clean Tony, a special treat for the holiday.
I do enjoy these old church images Brian. I do not see many of these round turrets up our way infact I think there mey only be one. I must take note when I pass over the next few weeks.
Brian Walbey: There are quite a few round towered churches in East Anglia Scotia.
The church looks a wonderful mixture Brian.
Brian Walbey: It is Bill but it is also well in need of restoration as you will see later in the week.
This is a wonderful look at an old church. Did you manage a good look inside Brian?
Brian Walbey: Thanks Shaun. yes the inside images come up at the end of the week.
Is this Norfolk Brian? I love their round tower churches.
Brian Walbey: It was Norfolk Chad and then boundary changes moved it just into Suffolk.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 1 Nov 2010, 10:22
I like the round tower dont see those much over here
Brian Walbey: They are quite common through the part of our country we call East Anglia and the counties of Suffolk and Norfolk vintage. If you have time you can find out a bit more here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Round-tower_church
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 Nov 2010, 12:18
Is that the devil's black chariot parked out the front, Brian...I trust you took the opportunity to attack him with Olympus...
Brian Walbey: Long time since I was called a Devil Ray, and the Olympus remained pretty passive smile
A great shot of a beautiful building Brian, are there any interior shots coming up?
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tim, inside the church on Thursday and Friday.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 1 Nov 2010, 13:07
When did I see a round church tower? It is a rarity and I like the modest looking old church - yes, a contrast- but I find the car is a bit disturbing the view of the church wall..., sorry, whereas the post box is fitting.
I notice that so many churches in Britain are named after saints- is the veneration of saints still important in the Church of England?
Today is All Saints' Day -a national holiday in Germany and an important day for Roman-catholics. The Protestants (I belong to) celebrated yesterday Reformation Day- and tomorrow is All Souls' Day and a lot of candles will be lightening the graves on all the cemeteries. It is a very atmospheric, sad, and silent day.
Brian Walbey: There are a lot of round church towers in this part of England Philine. Sorry about my car but there wasn't anywhere else to park it and I wanted a picture of it in a nice setting anyway. Most churches are named after saints over here.
This looks like and "added-to" and "added-to-again" church. It's very pretty, and I really like the tower. That could have come from one othe "Midsomer" episodes!
Brian Walbey: Yes I think it has been built at several different stages Sheila.
  • Tracy
  • England
  • 1 Nov 2010, 13:40
Years gone by and the modern age, well composed Brian
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Tracy.
I love the round tower and thatched roof, it makes me want to see inside smile
Brian Walbey: Yes so do I Linda, the inside comes on Thursday and Friday.
I see you cleaned your car before you set this up Brian.

;-)
Brian Walbey: Its annual pre-holiday clean Richard smile
An interestingly different church Brian. Glad to see you washed the car before the shoot smile
Brian Walbey: It is a nice little church John and yes, the car had a pre-holiday wash.
  • Tom Wilson
  • Sweden
  • 1 Nov 2010, 21:12
That's a very unusual round tower, Brian
Brian Walbey: Round towers are quite often seen around Suffolk and Norfolk Tom.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Nov 2010, 21:20
I don't ever recall seeing a round church tower before; most unusual.

Well done for not having any number plate on your car, Brian; no speeding tickets for you!
Brian Walbey: Round towers are often seen in Suffolk and Norfolk Alan.
Did you find out how old the older parts of the church were?
Brian Walbey: The oldest part if the Norman tower but there is a somewhat lengthy history of the building here you might like to skim through Nigel http://www.lothingland.co.uk/hso7.htm
good shot, agree the car and post box work well with the church in the background
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Derek.

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