St Michael's Church, Coston, Norfolk
- What's nearby
A church untouched for 700 years
Coston is a secluded, atmospheric Early English church that has survived almost unaltered from the thirteenth century, apart from the pleasing brick south porch added in the sixteenth century. The exceptionally fine detailing of the thirteenth-century work is evident in the beautifully carved stone knots on the chancel arch. The texture of the whole flint, stone, brick, pantiles, old render and plaster, all tempered by time is a joy in itself. Inside, clear glass windows shine soft light on the mottled plaster walls and rustic furnishings.
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
Simply furnished and gloriously lit
Roadside parking. There is an uneven grass churchyard to reach church. 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 west of Norwich, 4 miles north- west of Wymondham. Follow Historic Church sign from the B1135 along Coston Lane
Nearest railway station:
Wymondham (4.6 miles)
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church and the CCT 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 CCT cares for in Norfolk. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.
- Community information