The Norfolk Churches site

Norfolk Churches is a labour of love run by ecclesiastical enthusiast Simon Knott. Since 2002 he has steadily visited and revisited as many local churches as possible - 780 at the last count - from all denominations, ranging from ancient ruins to modern masterpieces. His impressions of these fascinating buildings, illustrated with photographs, are about more than just architectural features, stained glass and tombstones. This is a meticulous in-depth exploration of rural England, taking in places like Pudding Norton, Great Snoring and Clenchwarton. Knott's accessible explanations of local and social history bring to life some churches that are abandoned, and celebrates those that are restored. The lists of buildings can be displayed in alphabetical order, grouped into ruined or round towered churches, or there are themed trails to follow. Norfolk Churches makes an engaging counterpart to Pevsner and Mortlock's architectural guidebooks in bringing these sacred spaces alive.

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