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.
The church is in a small village 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 or A47 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
Repair Work at St Andrew’s Church, Walpole
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 floor was started many years to ego to understand the effloresence that is evident in the pillars. To replace the uplifted floor with a wooden basis will cost in excess of £50,000, and the second part of our appeal process will be launched during 2020.
Your support is vital, as 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 Kate Roma - 07721 866425 / [email protected]
Text 'Walpole' to 70191 to donate £10.00.
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