St Peter's Church, North Barningham, Norfolk
- What's nearby
A light-filled church with a mystery motif
The powder pink of St Peter's plaster walls is a backdrop to beautiful monuments in this remote fifteenth-century Norfolk church. White marble likenesses from the noble Palgrave family are full of character, as are the medieval figures in the brasses set in the floor. An enigmatic 'rose window' design lies on the centre aisle, illuminated by the blaze of light from the east window. Nobody knows when it was created, nor what it conceals.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
A thatched barn-like building
Parking is available in layby and there is a short walk on road to main door of church. There is an uneven grassy churchyard with one small step down into the porch and another 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
5 miles south of Sheringham between Baconsthorpe and Gresham. From Gresham take Barningham Road and follow Historic Church signs
Nearest railway station:
Sheringham (5 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