TG3514 : Malthouse Broad

taken 1 year ago, near to Ranworth, Norfolk, Great Britain

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Malthouse Broad
Malthouse Broad
Former Malthouse and the tower of St.Helen's church at Ranworth from Malthouse Broad
Ranworth St Helen's Church
The present medieval church dates to 1450 and is on the site of a previous church. The building attracts up to 100,000 visitors a year due to several reasons. Firstly location; it is in the middle of the Norfolk broads national park, close by are Malthouse broad and Ranworth broad national nature reserves. Many boaters come here for the facilities. The church is a short walk away from the moorings. Inside the visitor is greeted with gifts and literature for sale as well as the nice 13th C font. To the left is a doorway, this leads to the tower which is accessible, a rare feature in today's churches. When climbed it gives a magnificent view. Back down another treasure is found under a green cloth and bullet proof glass. The antiphoner from Langley Abbey is a book of richly decorated religious texts from 1478. When built wool money meant a richly decorated church, much was lost in the reformation but the rood screen is one of the best in the UK. All this and a tea room/visitor centre means this church is hard to beat for features of interest.
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Date Taken
Friday, 7 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 12 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 3586 1484 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:40.7927N 1:29.2674E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 3593 1490
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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