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Bastwick Saint Peter Church ruin


Bastwick Saint Peter Church, part of Repps-with Bastwick now, Bastwick, Bastwic Farm where bast (inner bark of lime) is obtained, or farm in a lime grove. Old English baest (bast) + wic (Farm) Bastwick used to be a church on its own, still visible today, and can be seen near cottages  near the main road from Yarmouth to Potter Heigham. It can be found at a locked property of Bastwick Tower House. The actual reason why Bastwick closed is at this moment unknown, and the causes of abandonment of Norfolk Parish Churches has many different causes and not just one. A Isolated site and people having to get there before a time of modern transport, to the villages being deserted themselves as in two close together sites of ruins at Godwick and Pudding Norton, often two or more churches were in the same village, ond one closed. In the case of Reepham, there were three churches in one graveyard. Two and still there, but the remains of the third is only seen as a wall. These are said to have been owned by sister's who had fallen out, maybe not! Shrunken village or Urban decline and disasters may be other causes. These such as flooding, disuse and black plaque are also causes. There is a separate page on this site for Ruined Churches of Norfolk by the Old Boi.

Bastwick Saint Peter Church ruin