TL9587 : St Andrew's church viewed from the south

taken 9 years ago, near to Bridgham, Norfolk, Great Britain

St Andrew's church viewed from the south
St Andrew's church viewed from the south
The church tower is offset to the south-west end of the nave. The ruined church of St Andrew is situated beside Roudham Road, overlooking the traces of earthworks of the medieval village of Roudham that are still discernable to the north-west. The church fell into ruin after a thatcher inadvertently set fire to the roof with hot ash from his pipe in 1736. Pigeons are resting high up on the tower walls and the churchyard is still used for burials. Many villagers of medieval Roudham died during the Black Death and population numbers dwindled by 27 % from 1334 to 1449. The village was finally extinguished by engrossment in the 18th century and all that remains today is Roudham Farm > LinkExternal link and a handful of cottages > LinkExternal link - some ex-railway. The Norwich to Ely railway line passes a short distance further to the north. Remote and with no road access, the former railway station at Roudham Junction was closed in 1932.
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TL9587, 35 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 6 February, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 10 February, 2010
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Church (ruined)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 955 871 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:26.8537N 0:52.5903E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 955 871
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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