St Peter and St Paul’s, Brockdish

Open daily dawn to dusk.
Toilets nearby
Parking nearby
Footpath, trail or cycle route
Grade I

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St Peter and St Paul's Church lies surrounded by a wide variety of trees in a large churchyard. The Norman tower was demolished in 1864 and the style of the new tower is unusual for East Anglia. Inside, there is an array of Victorian heraldic glass. In fact, there is stained glass in every window, mainly featuring biblical scenes and sayings of Christ. Look out for the small Saxon slit window in the north wall of the nave and Norman windows in the north side of the chancel. The beautifully tiled Victorian reredos and chancel are rare survivors, given that most of these flamboyant schemes were removed in the 1960s and 1970s. The memorial tablet to Thomas Cotton (d. 1778) reads touchingly, 'If the Virtues which adorn life could preserve it' there would be no need to record the passing of 'the tenderest Father, the faithfullest Friend, the best Husband.' The churchyard features substantial Kay family memorials. A particularly ornate structure depicts an angel under a spire.

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