St Nicholas' Church, Feltwell, Norfolk

Address:
Hythe Road, Thetford, Norfolk, IP26 4AE
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Opening times:
This church is usually open daily 10.30-4pm.
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A strangely beautiful church

St Nicholas' is one of two churches in this large straggly village on the edge of the Fens. The massive Norman tower arch emphasises the church's early foundations. The church is as broad as it is long, like a meeting house. This impression is enhanced by the light pouring through clear glass windows.

The church is truncated at both ends - a chancel was demolished in 1862 and the west tower collapsed during repairs in 1898. The Tudor brick south porch and the tall Perpendicular clerestory windows, with striking flushwork panels between them on the south side, are evidence of later work. Three clappers remain from the tower bells.

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  • Access information
    There are four steps to the churchyard gate and two steps into the church.
  • Facilities & Hire
    Due to the historic nature of the buildings, there is no heating, running water or toilet facilities.The church has natural lighting only.
  • Directions

    5 miles north west of Brandon and 12 miles south east of Downham Market.  Take B1112 outside Weeting where Feltwell is signed.  The church is adjacent to Hythe Road in the village

  • Transport

    Nearest railway station:

    Brandon (6.6 miles)

  • History & Further Information

    Useful 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.

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