West Walton, St Mary's Church
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Interestingly, the main passage to the body of St Mary's passes right through an arch built into the base of the tower, making the tower probably the finest makeshift lych gate in the country!
The interior of the church is stunning, a spacious, light, and airy symphony of Early English architecture. The 15th century roof is beautifully carved, with figures of angels looking down over the nave. There are also an intriguing set of Georgian roundels on the arcade arches depicting the 12 tribes of Isreal. There are bits of medieval floor tiles still in place, and a four arched sedilla in the sanctuary. Throughout, the carving detail and the wonderful simplicity of the Early English architecture is quite wonderful.
While St Mary's serves as the parish church, the tower is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.
About West Walton, St Mary's Church
Address: West Walton, Norfolk, England, PE14 7ET
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: 2 miles north of Wisbech off the A47
Website: West Walton, St Mary's Church
Churches Conservation Trust
Photo Credit: Michael Garlick, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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