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Beachamwell Saint Mary's Church
Beachamwell Saint Mary's Church



Beachamwell, spelt Beechamwell by H. Munro Cautley in his book Norfolk Churches. This a mispronouncing of a local word, bit like Samphur and how it get's called Samfire, or Samphire, This round towered tower close to the Barton Bendish two churches. Situated in the centre of the Beachamwell village in a setting next to the village green , has itself two churches, this and the somewhat redundant Shingham St Botolphs.  This church is over 1,000 years old, and is mentioned in the Domesday Book. It is a Grade 1 listed building and a has thatched roof, and a beautiful Jacobean pulpit, its font is unusual in its shape and well worth a visit to see that alone.
There are two bells in the tower - the tower itself, the tower clock and the bells are undergoing restoration.  Round west tower, this with an octagonal top storey, 2 bells, nave with south aisle, chancel and north porch. The base of the tower is Saxon, the upper part early Perpendicular period. The rest of the church is a mixture of Decorated and Perpendicular. The nave and chancel have thatched roofs. In the chancel are two brasses to 15th century rectors, one name remains: this of John Grymston, died 1430. Listed by Arthur Mee as a village of a thousand years, it lies among fine woods, the Scots pines pointing the way to the ancient earthwork west of the village. Known as Devil's Dyke, it is nine miles long, from Narborough to Caldecote nearby.

Beachamwell Saint Mary's Church, Postcode PE37 8BD.
Beachamwell Saint Mary's Church
Beachamwell Saint Mary's Church
Beachamwell Saint Mary's Church
Beachamwell Saint Mary's Church
Beachamwell Saint Mary's Church



Beachamwell Saint Mary's Church
Beachamwell Saint Mary's Church
Beachamwell Saint Mary's Church
Beachamwell Saint Mary's Church
Beachamwell Saint Mary's Church
Beachamwell Saint Mary's Church
Beachamwell Saint Mary's Church
Beachamwell Saint Mary's Church
Beachamwell Saint Mary's Church
Beachamwell Saint Mary's Church
Beachamwell Saint Mary's Church
Beachamwell Saint Mary's Church
Beachamwell Saint Mary's Church
Beachamwell Saint Mary's Church