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Houghton on the Hill, Saint Marys Church.
Houghton on the Hill, Saint Marys Church.



North Pickenham areas Houghton on the Hill, Saint Marys Church, standing alone at a special location, this church with all its maintenance changes still showing from previous periods in time, With it's square west tower,  1 bell, nave and chancel,part of the nave walls are Saxon, with two windows of the period and date from 1020. The rest of the church is early Decorated.The chancel is modern and much smaller than the original one. This is the smallest complete church in Norfolk, registers from, 1678. Cautley wrote: west tower, nave and modern chancel. This church looks as if it was disused nowadays and it certainly is isolated. The site is obviously an early one and there are remains of pre-Conquest work. The chancel arch is narrow and plain, probably Norman, and is flanked on either side by arched recesses for nave altars. Pevsner stated: Derelict, unbuttressed west tower. One Norman north one south window. Unmoulded Norman chancel arch with shapeless niches for side altars, left and right. The chancel replaced by a small altar chamber.
Houghton on the Hill, Saint Marys Church.
Houghton on the Hill, Saint Marys Church.
Houghton on the Hill, Saint Marys Church.
Houghton on the Hill, Saint Marys Church.
Houghton on the Hill, Saint Marys Church.
Houghton on the Hill, Saint Marys Church.
Houghton on the Hill, Saint Marys Church.
Houghton on the Hill, Saint Marys Church.
Houghton on the Hill, Saint Marys Church.