churches · history

St Peter & St Pauls Church, Burgh Castle

 Love a good castle ruins? Well then Burgh Castle is just the place to visit. Part of the English Heritage, and open daily free of charge, looking over the Norfolk Broads it is beautiful part of the area to visit. One sunny afternoon, after I finished work me and my boyfriend went for a picnic, it is a perfect area to go to if you’re not keen on busy places. Besides afterwards getting badly burnt, the British weather fooled us there, will cloud coverage so didn’t think anything of sun protection, it was a really peaceful afternoon.

 Surrounded by towering trees, this dainty parish church, dates back to the 11th Century, most of the church was built in the 13th and 15th Century. It is said the typical round tower is late Saxon, it was risen in the 15th Century and the top of the tower was redone in the 17th Century. It is like a puzzle piece of bits of history added to one building that looks like it was built all at the same time. The nave which is also possibly Saxon too, was widened in the 13th Century. Both the nave and the chancel was remodelled in the 15th Cenutry. The windows are perpendicular.

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Not far from where the church lays, is one of the countries best perserved Roman ruins of a castle. Still standing is 3 walls, from its original height, unfortunately the 4th wall collapsed into the surrounding marshes. And the building contains many reused Roman tiles, which would of come from the castle. Both the church and the castle, are well worth a visit from you history buffs, situated in a wonderful area in Norfolk.

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