All Saints' Church, West Harling, Norfolk
- What's nearby
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.
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
A Gothic gem with tombs, statues and churchyard skulls
There is parking outside church across the fields. The church is on a private estate.
There are two large steps down into the church.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of the building there is no heating, running water or toilet facilities. The church is lit with natural light
6 miles north of Thetford. From the A1066 at Garboldisham take the B1111 signed to East Harling and follow to Middle Harling and West Harling. Access is through the gateway to Berdewelle Hall Farm
Nearest railway station: Attleborough (11.2 miles)
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church efore 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.Norfolk County Guide 2012
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches we care for in Norfolk. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.
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