Church of St John the Baptist, Hellington, Norfolk

Hellington Hill, Norwich, Norfolk, NR14 7BS
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Opening times:
Open daily 10am to 4pm.
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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.

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  • Access information

    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.

  • Directions

    6 miles south-east of Norwich. Follow Historic Church signs from A146 Loddon Road via Hellington Hill

  • Transport

    Nearest railway station: Norwich (7.2 miles) or Beccles (11.9 miles)

  • History & Further Information

    Useful 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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