All Saints, Bircham Newton

Open daily from dawn to dusk.
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Grade II*

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This lovely church dates from the 13th century and underwent restoration in 1858. The solid, square font is Norman. In the chancel, a memorial remembers John James Stephens War, son of the rector. He was the son of Horatia Nelson, and the grandson of Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson. Horatia's husband was the curate in Burnham Thorpe, her father's parish. Don't miss the 14th century effigy of a priest. Above his head is a sun and a child's face. When the tomb was opened in 1832 the skeleton of a child was found with that of a man.

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