St Nicholas' Church, Feltwell, Norfolk

Address: Hythe Road, Feltwell, Thetford, Norfolk, IP26 4AE
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This church is usually open daily 10.30-4pm. Key available at other times.
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A strangely beautiful church

St Nicholas' is one of two churches in this large straggly village on the edge of the Fens.

The massive Norman tower arch emphasises the church’s early foundations. The church is as broad as it is long, like a meeting house. This impression is enhanced by the light pouring through clear glass windows.

The church is truncated at both ends - a chancel was demolished in 1862 and the west tower collapsed during repairs in 1898. The Tudor brick south porch and the tall Perpendicular clerestory windows, with striking flushwork panels between them on the south side, are evidence of later work.

Three clappers remain from the tower bells.

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Road directions

5 miles north west of Brandon and 12 miles south east of Downham Market on B1112

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Lakenheath (2.9 miles)

OS Reference No.

TL 712 909

What’s on & news

News

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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. Dorothy Green (18 Feb 2012, 07:51)

    I have visited the church twice. I plan on visiting again. My great, great grandfather and his mother, Ann Maria Pettit, are buried in the churchyard. His name is Robert Flatt, died when he was 100 years old.
    The church is lovely. The huge bible is something to see with some old style of printing. I hope it stays the way it is.

  2. Alan Grove (10 Jun 2013, 22:11)

    Nearly every CCT church has a unique feature and the collapsed tower here on its saxon base is a case in point. Walk to the far end of the graveyard where there is a war cemetery and then visit St Peter's Hockwold to see the angel roof.

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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, Feltwell, 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 four steps to the churchyard gate and two steps 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.