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Burgh Parva, Saint Mary's Church.

Burgh Parva, Saint Mary's Church.



Burgh Parva Saint Mary's Church, Burgh/ Burc, means a hill, mound Olde English beorg (hill, mound, Parva, means  simply means small in Latin, while the Sheepy part comes from the Anglian words for Sheep, “scep” and island, “eg”. Eg didn't necessarily mean island in the middle of a lake or ocean, it could also refer to dry land in a marshy area.
Built originally for railwaymen that served on the local railway, this 1903, This small church dedicated to Saint Mary has long out lasted most of its parishioners. Still running as a church today, this beautiful little church is clean, tidy, and well looked after. The village of Melton Constable was build for workers on the M&GN Railway which was closed in the 1960's, and retains much of its Victorian Character.
Also shown is the medieval church of Saint. Mary that is now in ruins, the west tower and fragments of the nave and the chancel are the only upstanding remains. The church contains large conglomerate quoins which may date to the 11th or 12th centuries , and there is also a blocked splayed window in the south wall of the nave. Remaining extensive use of brick in the west tower suggests that it was probably finished in the early 16th century. The church was consolidated with Melton in 1665 and fell into ruins. The church also contains a very small font as show. churchesofnorfolk by the Old Boi

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Burgh Parva, Saint Mary's Church.
Burgh Parva, Saint Mary's Church.
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Burgh Parva, Saint Mary's Church.
Burgh Parva, Saint Mary's Church.
Burgh Parva, Saint Mary's Church.
Burgh Parva, Saint Mary's Church.