Holy Innocents, Foulsham

Open daily 8am to dusk.
Wheelchair accessible
Shop(s) or amenities nearby
Parking nearby
Grade I

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Holy Innocents' Church has a dramatic history. Foulsham was ravaged by fire in 1770 when a store of gunpowder exploded and destroyed both sides of the market place. The church was the only survivor but it did not escape unscathed. A clue is the unusual nave ceiling. This is 18th century work and hides the rebuilt roof. The misfortune continues as in 1895 a gale blew off parts of the upper storey of the tower, 3 years after it had undergone restoration. There are fragmentary pieces of 15th century glass in the chancel, mostly comprised of heads. The grand memorial in the sanctuary dating from 1616 depicts Thomas Hunt with his three wives kneeling behind him. Its poor condition may be a result of the fire. It is worth exploring the churchyard to find the chest tomb with 15th century decorative panelling.

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