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Watton, Saint Mary's Church, IP25-6DS.
Watton, Saint Mary's Church, IP25-6DS.


Watton, Saint Mary's Church, What a beautiful church. known as the only church in Norfolk that is wider than it is long! With its roots in Saxon times, this splendid church, originally dedicated to St Giles, is now dedicated to St Mary. Lots of change has happened with this church, it has cost an arm and a leg to get it to where it is today, and still it needs more work doing to it. Once with its spire it stood resolute in the near Watton countryside. It has a tower now similar to that of Bexwell near Downham Market. Both close to what where airbases. Watton, Saint Marys Church has a round tower, this with a later top and frieze added with shields and quatrefoils. There is some Jacobean woodwork and a beautifully decorated ceiling in a side chapel. The church is one of only a few that has a poor box, this dated 1639. Watton, Saint Mary's Church, round west tower with octagonal top storey, 6 bells, nave with aisles, chancel, north and west porches. the base of the tower is Norman, and the top much later. The chancel is Early English. The south arcade is Decorated, but the south aisle is Perpendicular, and was rebuilt together with the north aisle in 1840. There are several memorials to the Wodehouse, Fleming, Hicks, Harvey and Tillott families. There is a curious carved poor box of solid oak, dated 1639. Check the beautiful ceilings and the lack of pews. How I hate these chairs.
The organ is built or constructed by Norman & Beard Ltd of London.


Watton, Saint Mary's Church, Postcode: IP25-6DS,
Watton, Saint Mary's Church, IP25-6DS.
Watton, Saint Mary's Church, IP25-6DS.
Watton, Saint Mary's Church, IP25-6DS.
Watton, Saint Mary's Church, IP25-6DS.
Watton, Saint Mary's Church, IP25-6DS.
Watton, Saint Mary's Church, IP25-6DS.
Watton, Saint Mary's Church, IP25-6DS.
Watton, Saint Mary's Church, IP25-6DS.
Watton, Saint Mary's Church, IP25-6DS.
Watton, Saint Mary's Church, IP25-6DS.
Watton, Saint Mary's Church, IP25-6DS.
Watton, Saint Mary's Church, IP25-6DS.
Watton, Saint Mary's Church, IP25-6DS.
Watton, Saint Mary's Church, IP25-6DS.
Watton, Saint Mary's Church, IP25-6DS.