TG2504 : The church of St Wandregesilius - view through south doorway

near to Arminghall, Norfolk, Great Britain

The church of St Wandregesilius - view through south doorway
The church of St Wandregesilius - view through south doorway
Remains of charred benches are leaning against the nave north wall. This is the burnt-out shell of the church of St Wandregesilius > LinkExternal link - a dedication which is unique in England. It is situated at the end of a track > LinkExternal link which turns off the busy B1332 (Norwich Road). The church was almost completely rebuilt in the second half of the 19th century. Arthur Mee writes of the churchyard as being brightened by clumps of gold in daffodil time. He describes a simple screen with tracery above bays open to the floor and memorials to the Wards, one of Bixley's old families, and he mentions an Elizabethan monument depicting a sculptured group in prayer. All this went up in smoke in May 2004, when the church was destroyed by a fire > LinkExternal link which, so it is believed, was perhaps started deliberately. A few years have passed since Simon Knott of the Norfolk Churches website > LinkExternal link visited the church - the churchyard > LinkExternal link is much more overgrown now but everything else remains more or less untouched. The latest news is that there are plans for rebuilding this church.
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Thursday, 25 June, 2009   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 25 June, 2009
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 258 049 [100m precision]
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