A medium sized village near Aylsham, Cawston draws visitors from every corner of the country to see the fabulous hammer-beam roof of St Agnes church. There was a church here as early as the 12th century, but the present building dates to the 14th century. The superb roof is one of the first examples in Britain to be built in a double hammer-beam style. In addition, St Agnes boasts a lovely 15th century painted rood screen.
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"Alston is thought to be the highest market town in England, at over 1000 feet above sea level. The Victorian era Police Station used to house the Alston Magistrates Court, which locals jested was therefore the 'highest court in the land.'"
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A 12th century church in an idyllic village setting. There is a Norman door and tympanum, and two unusual squints on either side of the chancel opening. Fragments of 14th and 15th century wall paintings decorate the nave. ... more