Church of St John the Baptist, Hellington, Norfolk
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Signs of past splendour
The Norman round tower of St John's looks out over old farms and woods. At first sight it is a simple rural church, but the battered stonework of the thirteenth-century porch, with its three canopied niches, shows clear signs of past splendour, as do the notable decorated windows, the fine Norman doorway, and the evocative little stone heads that peer out from the carved stone arches.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
A peaceful church with a rare octagonal tower
Parking is available on the lane next to the church. There is a grassy path across churchyard. Two steps 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 lighting.
6 miles south-east of Norwich. Follow Historic Church signs from A146 Loddon Road via Hellington Hill
Nearest railway station: Norwich (7.2 miles) or Beccles (11.9 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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