St Andrew's Church, Gunton, Norfolk
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A rare temple-style church by Robert Adam
St Andrew's is an eighteenth-century church in the form of a Classical temple, tucked away in the landscaped parkland of Gunton Hall. The effect of suddenly coming upon a Palladian portico through the trees is dramatic. It was designed by the leading Scottish architect of the 18th century, Robert Adam, whose designs were influential across the world. It is Adam's only complete church in England.
The interior of this neo-Classical gem has a clean, calm simplicity, but with the richness of decorative moulding on the ceiling and elegant dark wood furnishings. Although the grounds of Gunton Hall are private, there is access to the church which is signposted beyond the Hall.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
A thatched barn-like building
The church is located inside the grounds of a private estate. Please follow signs. There are three steps up on to the portico at the front of the church. A ramp is available given prior notice.
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.
Five miles south of Cromer and 5 miles north of Aylsham; take turning to Suffield off A140 along White Post Road; drive through arch into Gunton Park, past the ‘Strictly Private’ signs (There is a right of access for the public to visit the church); drive past Gunton Hall and follow signs to the church
Nearest railway station: Gunton Road (4 miles) on Norwich to Cromer branch line.
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church 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.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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