St Mary's Church, Islington, Norfolk
- What's nearby
A romantic partial ruin
St Mary's is a mainly fourteenth-century cruciform church, and sits in the richest of all ecclesiastical belts that stretches from King's Lynn to Wisbech. The romantic buttressed and battlemented tower retains two bells, and within the chancel are fine monuments to the Bagges family. Parts of the church are now ruined although the tower and chancel still have a roof.
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
Carved saints and a broken heart
Park in the spaces provided off the lane. Uneven grassy churchyard to reach church.
The church is a ruin, and as such flooring may be uneven. Please take care.
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 light
Three miles south west of King’s Lynn. Access is directly from the roundabout off A47 at Tilney All Saints along a track to the east of Islington Hall Farm
Nearest railway station: King's Lynn (3.8 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.
- Community information