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Thetford Saint Cuthbert Church IP24 2BL



Thetford Saint Cuthbert Church, Square west tower, 3 bells, nave, with aisles, chancel, vestry, and south porch. This church is mainly in the Perpendicular style. It has been much restored and renovated since 1852. In the days of Edward the Confessor, there were no less than 13 churches in the town and in the time of Edward III there were 20. Of  this great number only three still remain, and one of them the first Saint Mary the Less, has been able to seek planning permission to spend £350.000 on it to turn it into housing. The other two Saint Peter and Saint Cuthbert's churches, with-in a stone's throw from each other are both locked and closed. The day I visited, two people said if they were still open, they would have visited. And that the only day I visited. All of these churches have been so rebuilt and restored and everything of interest removed, in Cautley's day, he said "It seems kinder to say nothing about them"
Today, they are a haven at night-time for alchoholics and people on drugs. What was once a lovely town, is now spoilt.

Thetford Saint Cuthbert Church IP24 2BL