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Thorpe Market Saint Margaret Church NR11 8TW



Thorpe Market Saint Margaret Church, This church was built partly on the site of an old church, by the second Lord Suffield, over fifty years ago. Some of the ancient monuments have been placed in this new church. It consists of two octagonal western turrets (Messent said no bells, though, clearly one appears today), nave chancel and south porch. It is a copy of the late 13th century style. Nearby is an almost identical, but smaller school building. Looking and styled the same. The old church has long gone, but there is a sign to The Hazel Grove out back. The sign says, the area beyond this gate is consecrated ground. It is so-named because of the presence of hazel trees and also after the late Mrs Hazel Glaister MBE. A faithful supporter of Saint Margaret's Church and an advocate of the churchyard conservation policy. The parish church of Thorpe Market is called St Margaret’s. The present church was built in 1796. This later church was one of the first Gothic Revival buildings to be erected in the county of Norfolk and was built on the instructions of the first Lord Suffield and carried out by his son. The church has an unusual colour scheme inside having pink walls and a blue plaster ceiling. Most of the furnishings are from the late 19th century. There are two screens. The church is part of the ten parishes which are overseen by the Trunch team ministry.Arms to George III.

Thorpe Market Saint Margaret Church NR11 8TW