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Oxwick All Saints Church.
Oxwick All Saints Church.


This church belongs to a group of churches called "Upper Wensum Churches" in this group of churches are Dunton, Great Ryburgh, Sheresford, Colkirk, Oswick, Whissonsett, Gateley, Horningtoft and Brisley. Sheresford, Oxwick, or Offuic a place or farm to keep oxen, oxa (oxen) + wic (farm. Postcode NR 21 7HY. Map below. The church of All Saints at Oxwick was built around 1300. At the time there must have been a much larger village there. Over the centuries the population dwindled and today only a few houses remain. Because of its amalgamation with Colkirk a nearby parish, Oxwick All Saints sometimes had only a small congregation of just three. In 1940 it was decided that the church should stop being repaired. This is when it first came into disrepair. the churchyard now merges into the surrounding woods but it is possible to find small marker stones among the trees marking the original churchyard boundary. because the churchyard has been undisturbed for several centuries many wild flowers and lichens survive, including the rare pignut and moschatel. South porch, nave and chancel. This little ruin disused church was notable for having a porch only 3ft deep and had a well moulded arch to the south doorway with niche above. Plain 14th century font. (Cautley) At full church working order, this church near Fakenham had a west bell-cot, 1 bell, west vestry, which was supposed to be the base of the fallen tower, nave, chancel and south porch. The walls are mainly 14th century , with some poor square windows inserted in the nave, There was some old poppy -headed pews. There were signs of brasses having been taken away from their stones. (Messent)
Oxwick All Saints Church.
Oxwick All Saints Church.
Oxwick All Saints Church.
Oxwick All Saints Church.
Oxwick All Saints Church.
Oxwick All Saints Church.
Oxwick All Saints Church.