Bawdeswell All Saints Church Norfolk UK

Originally the site of a church, possibly as old as the 12th century, War In 1944 a Mosquito aircraft returning from a mission over Germany, iced up on its way back to Bexwell nr Downham Markets aerodrome, losing height, it crashed into Bawdeswell's Victorian church and destroyed it, following this, the impact was terrific, this the only case of a Norfolk village church being destroyed in WW2. The church was rebuilt in 1953, its architect a J. Fletcher-Watson, an architect that also designed the Biships' House in Norwich, Norfolk, The main contractors for the work were H.C. Greengrass & Sons Ltd.The Church church was given a disused bell from North Barningham. The chest, is made from surviving timbers from the original building. Messent spoke of the church as being built in 1844-45, in the place of one much dilapidated through the fall of the tower in 1739, when the nave was destroyed.

Bawdeswell All Saints Church, Postcode:NR20-4UX
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