St Gregory's Church, Heckingham, Norfolk

Address: Norton Road, Heckingham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR14 6QT
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An entrance to remember

On its hillock above the River Chet stands this charming little Norman church, with its round tower surmounted by a later octagonal top.

The magnificent south doorway, carved fantastically with Norman motifs, must surely have been the work of the same mason as at nearby St Mary's Church, Hales - another of the Trust’s churches that also has a wonderfully carved entrance.

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Road directions

12 miles south east of Norwich and 1 mile east of Loddon, north of A146

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Reedham (2.6 miles)

OS Reference No.

TM 385 988

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Useful information

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, 4.9mb)

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. catriona (02 Apr 2012, 19:37)

    to pay a visit to this church was a dream forfilled for me. Having no means of transport myself - a very kind son gave me a wonderful day.
    We visited Heckingham but did not go in and also Hales. Although small in size they are giants in the way they have survived for hundreds of years - absolutely charming if I can say that about a church.

  2. Daniel Andrews (24 May 2012, 19:49)

    What a lovely place to visit,so peaceful,we parked opposite the church,and up the steps we went,I loved the doorway into the church and the unusual floor memorials,really worth a visit.

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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 Gregory's Church, Heckingham, 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.