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Herringfleet Church 3/5

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

 

Taken from the back of St.Margarets Church, Herringfleet, you get a good idea of just how old this church is, and also a good view of the Norman built round tower, an unusual feature found mainly in Suffolk and Norfolk churches only.

 

There is a very good website giving lots of details and images of this church here

 

Herringfleet Church 3/5

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

 

Taken from the back of St.Margarets Church, Herringfleet, you get a good idea of just how old this church is, and also a good view of the Norman built round tower, an unusual feature found mainly in Suffolk and Norfolk churches only.

 

There is a very good website giving lots of details and images of this church here

 

comments (24)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 3 Nov 2010, 01:42
A well stocked cemetery makes for a good old church, Brian...I like it a lot.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray.
still a shame about the roof, but the church has lots of character anyway
Brian Walbey: Tomorrow you'll get the chance to see inside Derek.
I bet there are some old graves too
Brian Walbey: I never thought to take a close look at the headstones Nigel but I bet your right.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 3 Nov 2010, 06:45
The link was very helpful Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tony.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 3 Nov 2010, 06:51
It looks older than the dirt it sits on, Brian!
Brian Walbey: I've never heard that saying before Ginnie but I know what you mean.
  • Chris
  • Germany
  • 3 Nov 2010, 07:00
A charming but slightly precarious looking place Brian
Brian Walbey: It needs a makeover Chris to use a modern term.
Thanks for link Brian a lot of history here. Agree shame about the roof.
Brian Walbey: A pleaseure Scotia.
I see what you mean. Brian. It seems to be in need of some tlc. Lovely image - I like the inclusion of the headstones. (:o)
Brian Walbey: Tomorrow I show the inside which also needs TLC.
Those graves look a bit crooked, not so respectfully maintained
Brian Walbey: It is in the countryside almost on its own Chantal hence, I suspect, it doesn't receive too much attention.
A lovely shot of a beautiful old church. love the link, thank's, right up my street. smile
Brian Walbey: A pleasure Tim, tomorrow you will see the inside.
It's certainly been built in bits and pieces,the tower looks like it belongs somewhere else.
Brian Walbey: It does indeed Martin although that is the oldest part of the church.
I think Brian, this is most peoples idea of an English country church, and think you have captured this one very well. It is a wonderful place to see.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Shaun.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Nov 2010, 13:07
This gives a lovely view of the attractive church. I've just showed this to a vicar friend and he was intrigued by the round tower, too.
Brian Walbey: Usually round towers are more prevelant in East Anglia Alan.
Most unusual Brian..especially the tower.
Brian Walbey: An East Anglian speciality Ron.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 3 Nov 2010, 13:40
Our dear, old church from behind -what a wonderful great Gothic window we see now - but also some hurts and cracks - this church might have suffered some bad situations in the course of centuries - the persons who have been buried on the churchyard could tell some story! A beautiful website about the church and so many gems inside of it!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Philine, I'm glad you enjoyed the website link.
I've left my 'Suffolk' Pevsner down in Suffolk. I shall investigate this church Brian.
Brian Walbey: Not very far from the Somerleyton church I featured while you were away Richard, you might enjoy both in one trip.
I think I would like to walk among those gravestones and feel the atmosphere pf the church and grounds.
Brian Walbey: It was a really quiet spot Sheila, a nice feeling of being alone with history.
It looks like it could benefit from a few donations, its a great tower smile
Brian Walbey: It certainly needs a bit of a spruce up Linda.
This shot makes it look very bare and deserted, Brian - perhaps B&W would be better?
Brian Walbey: Might give the B&W a try Tom.
This is certainly a most unusual church, good angle Brian.
Brian Walbey: THanks John, and yes it is unusual on the outside at least.
It looks a bit more forlorn as we get closer Brian
Brian Walbey: It does indeed but also aa very rural church Bill.
Interesting pic Brian, Unusual to see a round tower like that on a church
Brian Walbey: Quite a lot of old East Anglian churches have round towers Pamela, this one dates from Norman times.
I seem to know the name Herringfleet Brian, perhaps a literary connection, looks a bit grey these days.
Brian Walbey: The name was new to me Les, sadly the weather was turning when we made our visit.
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 7 Nov 2010, 10:24
Like a movie setting...so many stories within
Brian Walbey: There is indeed, thanks Bonnie

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