St Gregory's Church, Heckingham, Norfolk
- What's nearby
An entrance to remember
On its hillock above the River Chet stands this charming little Norman church, with its round tower surmounted by a later octagonal top. The magnificent south doorway, carved fantastically with Norman motifs, must surely have been the work of the same mason as at nearby St Mary's Church, Hales - another of our churches that also has a wonderfully carved entrance.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
An astonishing little church lost in time
Parking available on lane next to church.
Disabled access information
There is a grassy slope up to the churchyard, and a grass path to the south door with a small step at the lintel of the porch and a step 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 lighting.
12 miles south-east of Norwich and 1 mile east of Loddon. From A146 take the B1136 then follow Historic Church sign from B1136 in Hales and further signs to church
Nearest railway station: Beccles (6.8 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. Margaret’s Church, Hales & St. Gregory’s, Church, Heckingham
We welcome many visitors each year to both Hales and Heckingham who appreciate the history and beauty of these fascinating churches. Can you help us keep the roof on, and repair recent damage?
We cannot commence work on the necessary re-thatching at both of these churches or repair the windows at Hales until the funds are raised.
Please help us reach our £25,000 target by texting ROOF19 £10 to 70070 to donate £10 and make a direct donation to these essential repairs. Thank you!
If you would like to help sustain our work caring for historic churches on an annual basis, why not become a member?
Thank you for your support
Two beautiful 11th Century thatched churches need your help!
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