TG1022 : St Michael's church and town sign

taken 13 years ago, near to Reepham, Norfolk, Great Britain

St Michael's church and town sign
St Michael's church and town sign
The village sign is located in a corner of the churchyard, near the entrance on the western side. Reepham is an attractive Georgian market town which has had its status since 1277; by the 18th century the Reepham brewery was established and the market was supported by a maximum of thirteen public houses. Three churches share the same churchyard: Reepham's church of St. Mary is joined by its choir vestry to St. Michaelís (seen here - facing the Market Place, once serving the parish of Whitwell) > TG1022 : The churches of St Michael and St Mary - TG1022 : The churches of St Michael and St Mary, and a third church (All Saints - burned down in 1543, it served the parish of Hackford). Only a fragment of its wall remains in the southwestern section of the churchyard > TG1022 : Remains of All Saints Church.

St Mary's church serves as the parish church and services are also being held at St Michael's at least three times a month. St Michael's church is also used for social and fundraising events; presently, a redevelopment group is seeking to modernise the interior of the building (with the backing of the PCC) and it is hoped that the chancel will be open after the refurbishment, as a quiet place for people to go and also to provide an opportunity for viewing the Art Nouveau window by Reginald Framton - the window forms part of the war memorial for Whitwell and Hackford.

Many of the buildings around the Market Place retain the wattle and daub, flint and brick and clay lump of even earlier buildings, many of which were rebuilt in Georgian and Victorian times. Reepham is a significant stop on the Marriott's Way cycle and footpath.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 15 April, 2008   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 16 April, 2008
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Church   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 101 228 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:45.7473N 1:6.7665E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 100 228
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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