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Burnham Deepdale Church 1/2

The little church in Burnham Deepdale on the beautiful North Norfolk Coast, deserves fame for its three outstanding features: Its Saxon Round Tower (pre-Conquest of 1066), its Norman Font, and its collection of Medieval Glass. The Round Tower dates approximately from 950 years ago. This simple construction, making intricate corners unnecessary, is a feature of many churches in Norfolk. The tower houses a 15th century bell cast by Thomas Derby of Kings Lynn.

Burnham Deepdale Church 1/2

The little church in Burnham Deepdale on the beautiful North Norfolk Coast, deserves fame for its three outstanding features: Its Saxon Round Tower (pre-Conquest of 1066), its Norman Font, and its collection of Medieval Glass. The Round Tower dates approximately from 950 years ago. This simple construction, making intricate corners unnecessary, is a feature of many churches in Norfolk. The tower houses a 15th century bell cast by Thomas Derby of Kings Lynn.

comments (6)

The stained glass is certainly notable!
Brian Walbey: Yes it was very nice for a small village church.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 11 Mar 2017, 02:52
Quelle jolie chapelle ! Les vitraux sont de toute beauté.
Brian Walbey: For a small village church they are very nice indeed.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 11 Mar 2017, 06:20
This is beautifully presented, Brian.

[Sad to hear that John Surtees has died...an odd-ball, but fiercely competitive and talented]
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Ray. John Surtees, in his 80's, was still riding in classic bike cavalcades and attending functions, and was a real British hero of motorcycle sport. This is a comment by a reader from one of our daily newspaper obituries today "He's in the lead on the Grand Circuit in the sky. Can't you just hear that Manx Norton popping as he drops a gear to take the corner and at the same time looking over his shoulder checking Geoff (Duke) is well back. Ah, for the smell of Castrol R!" Both our hereos from the 50's.are with us no longer, how sad.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 11 Mar 2017, 07:35
Charming but heavily Victorianised inside from the look of it
Brian Walbey: The more I read about different churches the more I realise how many were 'refurbished' by the Victorians to suit their way of thinking.
The glass is spectacular.
Brian Walbey: For a small village church it is very impressive glass.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Mar 2017, 14:59
It is a fabulous little church. As I said before, I've never seen a round tower before. I';ll to see this for myself when I'm in Norfolk in late December.
Brian Walbey: I really liked this little church, you will find churches all over the place in Norfolk, probably enough for your 'Another Sunday, another church' right through 2018.

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