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Bawburgh, Saint Mary and Saint Walstan Church, NR9-3NA.
Bawburgh, Saint Mary and Saint Walstan Church, NR9-3NA.




Bawburgh, Saint Mary and Saint Walstan Church,What a beautiful church, one of the 125 surviving round tower churches in Norfolk, Bawburgh is one of the prettiest both outside and in! dedicated to Saint Walstan, (a sign states he's buried in the church yard. but I forgot to look), i will be returning, I especially liked the village run up to this quite large church, just off the Watton to Norwich road. Saint Walstan, the saint with silver shoes, a 10th/11th century patron saint to the Agriculture and Farm Labourers fraternity, said to be born in Bawburgh! Pilgrims have been visiting this church for well over 1000 years and his own Saint Walstan Day is celebrated 30th May. Round Towered Church with a conical roof, 1 bell, nave , chancel and south porch. The tower is Saxon, the chancel is Decorated, 1309, and nave Perpendicular. There are several ancient windows containing some stained glass. An original screen where the upper part is restored. Bawburgh, Saint Mary and Saint Walstan Church, There used to be a parochial chapel here, partially for pilgrims as mentioned going to Saint Walstan's shrine. The chapel sited not far from the bridge, but now gone to decay. Close to the church and Bawburgh Hall a (17th century with stepped gabled building) is the Slipper House, a stone building like a sturdy four-gabled tower where the pilgrims are said to have left their shoes before walking barefooted to the shrine. Near it is an old building with a band of quatrefoils under the eaves, which was perhaps used by the pilgrims as a chapel: and the end wall of one of the farm buildings may be part of an old refectory.

Bawburgh, Saint Mary and Saint Walstan Church, NR9-3NA.
Bawburgh, Saint Mary and Saint Walstan Church, NR9-3NA.
Bawburgh, Saint Mary and Saint Walstan Church, NR9-3NA.
Bawburgh, Saint Mary and Saint Walstan Church, NR9-3NA.
Bawburgh, Saint Mary and Saint Walstan Church, NR9-3NA.
Bawburgh, Saint Mary and Saint Walstan Church, NR9-3NA.
Bawburgh, Saint Mary and Saint Walstan Church, NR9-3NA.
Bawburgh, Saint Mary and Saint Walstan Church, NR9-3NA.
Bawburgh, Saint Mary and Saint Walstan Church, NR9-3NA.
Bawburgh, Saint Mary and Saint Walstan Church, NR9-3NA.
Bawburgh, Saint Mary and Saint Walstan Church, NR9-3NA.
Bawburgh, Saint Mary and Saint Walstan Church, NR9-3NA.
Bawburgh, Saint Mary and Saint Walstan Church, NR9-3NA.