St Swithin’s, Ashmanhaugh

Open dawn to dusk.
Church Road, Ashmanhaugh, NR12 8YL
Parking nearby
Important stained glass
Rood screen
Grade II*

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In a peaceful setting at the end of a cul de sac St Swithins boasts the smallest and shortest of all the Norfolk round towers. Although part of the Saxon tower remains, the church has undergone many alterations over the years. To note is the William Morris stained glass window in the chancel and the remains of a rood screen. A number of ancient bench ends have poppy heads, but of more interest is the carvings on wooden shields on the back pew dating from 1531. On a poignant note in the southeast corner of the sanctuary lies the tomb of Honor Bacon who in 1591 died on the eve of her wedding day. Do come and visit it's a lovely little church although we could do with a bigger congregation.

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