All Saints' Church, West Harling, Norfolk

Address: West Harling, Thetford, Norfolk, NR16 2SE
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A tall-towered church on the edge of Thetford Forest

All Saints' stands on its own, across a field and down a track on the edge of Thetford Forest, whose conifers cannot hide its tall tower from the road.

The outside is an attractive mixture of flint, stone, render and brick. There are some lovely carved faces around the walls and a fine old door which leads into a well-restored interior.

Enchanting Victorian glass scatters warm light across oak benches, brasses and monuments. There are Flemish panels in the reredos and a handsome bust of 1780.

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Road directions

6 miles east of Thetford, north of A1066

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Eccles Road (4.7 miles)

OS Reference No.

TL 973 852

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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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  1. John Lock (24 Nov 2013, 16:52)

    A lovely sight when first glimpsed through the trees. At the right time of day the sun illuminates it perfectly making it glow against the backdrop of the forest. In it's lonely splendour it is a haven of tranquility. Stand quiet and you may see deer and other wildlife. It is far from the nearest road but the walk through the forest to see it is worthwhile. The heyday of this church is long gone, the village of West Harling has dwindled to a mere half dozen scattered houses but, thanks to the Churches Conservation Trust, All Saints will remain as one of Norfolk's hidden treasures for many centuries to come.

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All Saints' Church, West Harling, 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.

Disabled access

There are two large steps down into 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.