St Mary's Bell Tower, West Walton, Norfolk

Address:
School Road, Wisbech, Norfolk, PE14 7ET
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This is a tower only with no visitor access to interior. The neighbouring parish church is usually open daily - please note the CCT is not responsible for the parish church
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An exceptional four-stage tower

The great bulk of this tower, detached from its beautiful church, rears up splendidly from the level marshland around it. It was built around 1240 of Barnack stone, and the quality of both design and execution put it in a class apart from most churches, even in this part of Norfolk. It recalls work at the cathedrals of Ely and Lincoln, with its four stages of arches growing richer in ornament as they rise. The belfry holds five bells in an ancient frame.

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  • Access information
    On road parking near by. Tarmac path and level access around base of tower. No entrance to inside of tower.
  • Facilities & Hire
    The inside of the tower cannot be accessed by visitors. There is a pub a short walk along the road.
  • Directions
    West Walton is signed in Wisbech from A1101 via the B198 and Lynn Road.  The Bell Tower is at the junction of Main Road and School Road
  • Transport

    Nearest railway station: Watlington (8.8 miles) or Kings Lynn (13.2miles)

  • 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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