All Saints, Swanton Morley

Open Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays in the 2nd half of the school summer term, and during the Norfolk Churches Trust Bike Ride.
Wheelchair accessible
Shop(s) or amenities nearby
Parking nearby
Footpath, trail or cycle route
Important stained glass
Grade I

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An imposing medieval church with splendid tracery enjoying fine views over the Wensum valley. The aisles embrace the tower resulting in a continuous west front. Look carefully below the east window to spot a slit which allowed glimpse into the ossuary below (storage area for bones). It was later used as a vestry! There is an WWI exhibition in the church about the stories behind the names on the war memorial. The Commonwealth War Graves enclosure contains the graves of the men who flew from RAF Swanton Morley in WWII. A stained glass window shows the aircraft squadrons stationed here. From the car park there is access to a permissive footpath following the river valley, which is abundant with wildlife. This forms part of the 12-mile Wensum Way, linking the Nar Valley Way to Marriott's Way.

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