St Nicholas' Church, Buckenham, Norfolk

Address: School Road, Buckenham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR13 4HN
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A peaceful church with a rare octagonal tower

This impressive church, with its rare 13th-century octagonal tower (one of the finest of Norfolk’s five wholly octagonal towers) sits peacefully surrounded by trees and fields close to the River Yare.

Its interior, restored in the early 19th-century, feels lost in time, with beautiful stone carving and lovely Victorian glass as well as a fine 15th-century font.

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Road directions

7 miles east of Norwich, south of A47

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Buckenham (0.4 miles)

OS Reference No.

TG 356 058

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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. Daniel Andrews (24 May 2012, 20:17)

    I visited this church and we weren't sure where to park,we parked on the road and a farmer came out of the house and told us to move the car over,so we did the grass path to the church sloped to the left all the way along so I wouldn't recommend this church to anyone with walking problems,which is a shame because this church is great,a church with another era feeling,it sort of has its back to you,don't try the first door you come to,like I did(still have the bruises),its the second one, we also walked along the public footpath and came accross lots of wildlife furry and feathered.we had a really great time,10/10

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Donate by text

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.

Close up of a mosaic at St Peter, Northampton

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Donate by text

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.

Close up of a mosaic at St Peter, Northampton

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St Nicholas' Church, Buckenham, 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 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.