St George's Church, Shimpling, Norfolk

Address: Shimpling, Diss, Norfolk, IP21 4UF
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A church with perfect proportions

Away from the village, down a track through fields, St George's has a lovely view towards a nearby wood.

With its Norman round tower, octagonal upper stage and a little spire added in 1863, Shimpling is essentially a beautifully proportioned building, sympathetically restored by E C Lee between 1867-1874.

Items of note include an octagonal 15th-century font and some pieces of Medieval stained glass.

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Road directions

4 miles north east of Diss, off A140

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Diss (2.6 miles)

OS Reference No.

TM 156 826

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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, 4.87mb)

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. Claire Chilvers (12 Apr 2014, 21:50)

    Lovely church. Other 2 churches (Frenze & Thelverton) we could borrow information leaflets to walk around with but we were not given these in this church so was not sure of significance or age of some features. Visited on the church walk on 12th April. Very enjoyable walk although some footpath signs missing and 1 style collapsed.

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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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St George's Church, Shimpling, 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.