St George's Church, Shimpling, Norfolk
- What's nearby
A church with perfect proportions
Away from the village, down a track through fields, St George's has a lovely view towards a nearby wood. With its Norman round tower, octagonal upper stage and a little spire added in 1863, Shimpling is essentially a beautifully proportioned building, sympathetically restored by E C Lee between 1867-1874. Items of note include an octagonal fifteenth-century font and some pieces of Medieval stained glass.
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
Carved pews where monkeys can be found
Open Countryside. The Church is half a mile down an unmade up bridle way. Rough Grass across the churchyard. Low step down into church.
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
4 miles north-east of Diss, off A140. Follow Historic Church sign in Shimpling
Nearest railway station: Diss (2.6 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.
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