History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: St Nicholas church and its 16th century graffitti
On the heath overlooking the village is evidence of a Neolithic enclosure, about 60 metres across. The enclosure was probably not a settlement, but a ritual meeting place or ceremonial centre. The heath also holds the largest concentration of Bronze Age burial mounds in Norfolk.
On nearby Gramborough Hill are the foundations of a Roman fort and a surrounding civilian settlement occupied in the 3rd century.
The Salthouse Marshes cover an area of some 66 hectares of marshland and saline lagoons, and are preserved as a nature reserve by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust.
St Nicholas ChurchThe old church of St Nicholas dates to the 13th century, with a lovely Seven Sacrament font with carvings of lions, and a medieval painted rood screen. Of particular interest are 16th century designs of sailing ships scratched into the backs of a pew.
St Nicholas church is the setting for an annual exhibit of contemporary art by artists who are local or have a strong connection with north Norfolk. I was fortunate enough to wander into the church while an exhibit was taking place, and the historic venue offered a fantastic setting for the modern artwork.
And if you enjoy art, you'll enjoy the Salthouse Sculpture Trail, a 10 mile long trail of artwork linking Salthouse to Holt and Kelling Heath.
Address: Salthouse, Norfolk, England
Attraction Type: Village
OS: TG 0843 4182
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
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