St Andrew's Church, Walpole, Norfolk
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A handsome old church
This worn but handsome marshland church has a lovely brick-and-stone tower and a lofty interior. The foot of the tower contains a curious cell or oratory. The church was built in the fifteenth century on an older site where Roman as well as Medieval remains have been found. There is some glorious twentieth-century stained glass in the windows and the benches in the chancel have beautifully carved ends.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
An exceptional four-stage tower
The church is in a small viallage and on road parking is available near to the church yard. There are two shallow steps in from the pavement, and limited wheelchair access due to internal fittings.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of the building, there is no heating, running water or toilet facilities. The church is lit by natural light
8 miles west of King’s Lynn. Follow Historic Church signs from A17 to church
Nearest railway station: King's Lynn (7.8 miles)
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.
Conservation and Regeneration
Emergency Repair Work at St Andrew’s Church, Walpole
Following lead thefts from the roof in 2011 and 2014, the south aisle of St Andrew’s has had a temporary covering installed to protect it from the elements, and the chancel is under temporary sheeting since the last theft.
It is vital to have a sound roof to stop irremediable deterioration to the roof structure and the stonework.
St. Andrew’s has stood forlorn for far too long. Now, community volunteers and The Churches Conservation Trust, are keen to ensure that the church is used for local events and kept open for visitors to enjoy and to appreciate its beauty and history.
Help us to repair the damage
Work on the roof is scheduled to complete in late 2017. We have been fortunate to receive a grant from the Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund for the larger part of this work.
However, we still need to raise £10,000 to complete the repairs to the roof and your support is vital.
Once the roof is repaired, additional funds will be required for further work, which could be carried out to improve the interior appearance.
We would also like to make it suitable for community use and to ensure that this beautiful church is protected and safeguarded for future generations to enjoy.
To donate or to find out more, please contact Simon Wiles:
01223 324442 / email@example.com
Text ROOF02 to 70070 to donate £5
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