All Saints' Church, Thurgarton, Norfolk

Address: Thurgarton, Norwich, Norfolk, NR11 7HT
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A thatched barn-like building

The height and length of this mainly 14th-century towerless, thatched church is reminiscent of a great barn.

Inside, it has spectacular Medieval carved benches featuring a dragon, a creeping hunter, fighting dogs, an elephant and musicians.

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Road directions

17 miles north of Norwich, 6 miles south of Cromer and west of A140

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Roughton Road (3.7 miles)

OS Reference No.

TG 181 359

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Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church and the CCT before you visit?

You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.
 








 PDF iconNorfolk County Guide (PDF, 4.8mb)

This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Norfolk. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.

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Comments

  1. Daniel Andrews (25 May 2012, 20:56)

    I enjoyed the visit to this church,the best bit was the pew ends and I have never seen an elephant in church.another calming atmosphere

  2. Alan Grove (19 Sep 2012, 17:19)

    A really lovely setting and the thatch, peace and quiet made for a memorable visit.

  3. Jenny Gladstone (07 Oct 2012, 18:46)

    The pew ends are wonderful. I think the winged animal with a human head between its paws must be the wolf with the head of St Edmund. I am guessing that the feathers and wings of this animal are to show that it is an angelic beast. I don't think that it can be a griffin as it has a snout, not a beak.

    Are there other ideas?

  4. Janet Carman (13 Sep 2014, 16:37)

    Recently found this church while staying in the area, lovely feeling to the church, very peaceful and quiet.

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Last year, we welcomed over two million visitors to our churches. If each person donated just £2, this would enable us to keep our churches open, safe and watertight for you and future generations to enjoy.

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All Saints' Church, Thurgarton, Norfolk

Keyholder

If the access information for this church is listed as 'Keyholder nearby', this means that the key is kept by one of our invaluable volunteer 'keyholders', who usually live just a short walk from the church and can give visitors the key; sometimes this is a nearby hotel, pub, library, art gallery or other venue. You will find instructions explaining how to get the key when you arrive at the church.

Facilities

Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating or running water meaning that they can be cold, and very rarely have toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. We do apologise for any inconvenience the lack of facilities may cause.