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 Merton, Saint Peter Church, Postcode: IP25-6QJ.

Merton, Saint Peter Church, IP25-6QJ.



Merton Saint Peter Church, Locked. On my second visit to this church, the first I couldn't find it, its poorly sign posted from the road. The second was with a friend. He suggested walking the long pathway to see if it were open. As it is a round towered church, I expected no other. This the second time being made to walk to a church with for me a remote car park, the other RT being Barmer, All Saints Church.. Written in Exploring Norfolk Churches as being open dawn to dusk in Summer months. Merton one of the smallest villages in the Wayland area with a population of about a 100. Nr Watton and home to Lord Walsingham whose family plays a significant role in the story of the village. The church has a west round towered church, both north and south porches, nave, south aisle and chancel. It is conjectured that the base of the tower is pre-conquest, but generally it is Norman. The rest of the church is chiefly 14th century. The 14th century windows are interesting, particularly the east window of south aisle and chancel windows. The rest was locked up inside and I was unable to get to see. Merton, Saint Peter Church, near Watton, round west tower, 3 bells, nave with south aisle, chancel, and north and south porches. The tower is Norman, the rest Decorated, with some good tracery in the windows. The clerestory windows are square-headed. There are several brasses and other memorials to the deGray family, dating from 1548. Also fragments of a brass dating from about 1390. The rood screen remains with stand for an hour-glass. In more recent years, Lord and Lady Walsingham have been great benefactors to this church.The organ is built or constructed by Norman & Beard Ltd of London.

Merton, Saint Peter Church, Postcode: IP25-6QJ.