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Report - St Peters Church, North Burlingham Near Norwich, July 2021


Dan Dan The Urbex Man

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History:

A medieval parish church, dating mainly from the 14th and 15th centuries, which is now in ruins. The church originally had a round tower, which collapsed in 1906, and was heavily restored in the late 19th century. The church was closed for services in 1935.
St Peter’s church dates back to Norman times, with the majority of its current features thought to have been built around the 14th/15th centuries.

Kelly’s Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, 1883 records:

“The church of St. Peter is a building of flint with stone dressings, and consists of chancel and nave, separated by an oak screen, a tower round at the base, with an octagonal top and 3 bells : this church was restored at the sole expense of Mrs. Burroughes, of Burlingham Hall, and re-opened for divine service, September, 1874. The register dates from the year 1560.”

One night in 1906 the church’s round tower collapsed into the nave. At first the gap was merely boarded up, but not surprisingly this was found to be unsatisfactory, and in 1936 the remains of the congregation finally decamped up the road to the larger St Andrews’s Church, which is still open today.

Meanwhile, St Peter’s church has been left largely forgotten, continuing its slow decay.

Explore:

A stunning church ruin this with character and I love how nature has just took ahold of it. Took me ages to find it as my co-ordinates were wrong, I all but gave up until I tried this last spot and sure enough hidden in the trees there it was. I was greeted firstly by the long forgotten graveyard and a creepy looking "disturbed" tomb. Once inside it was a sad sight to see how damaged it was. But it has been derelict for nearly 90 years so the fact the roof is still looking good is miraculous! The vault underneath the damaged floor is visible too, again adding to the creepy feel of it. The owner of the land is a friendly chap and is used to people knocking on his door and having a look. He's fine with it but takes no responsibility for injury caused of course. If only every land owner was like that! So yea a very nice ruined church just about hanging in there but declining rapidly with the sands of time. Here it is enjoy.

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The Roof Still Going Strong
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Thanks For Looking
 

Mikeymutt

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It's a lovely church ain't it. It's quite near to me so have been three times. The people like you say are so friendly.
 

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