A hair brooch, a name and a cross-continental journey. Hester Ann Barfield 1853-1856.
St Peter’s Church, Smallburgh: Tiny Shoes and Rood Screens
The rood screen at Smallburgh is arguably the main focal point of the church today.
Two Towers and an Eccentric Priest: Booton St Michael
Lying in such an isolated place, Booton St Michael has come to be known as ‘the cathedral of the fields’.
Medieval Secrets at St Faith’s Church, Little Witchingham
Medieval wall paintings. Grand, loud, bright and famous. They fill the pages of guidebooks, celebrated by tourists for centuries. They are never forgotten. Right?
Poppyland – Churchyard Treats in the Heart of Norfolk
When travelling through the Norfolk countryside, if you were to stop at every church you passed, you’d be forced to invest in property and inform your family of your permeant change of residence. In short, it would take an age.
Grieving Angels and Tudor Tragedies at St Andrew’s Church, Blickling.
However, in my experience, I have found so many of these tiny parish churches filled to the rafters with historical artefacts, sculptures, artwork and more fascinating headstones than you can shake a sensible walking shoe at.
Hidden Curses and Witch-Graffiti at Norwich Cathedral
Norwich Cathedral, for all its kagools and bored schoolchildren, has some truly fascinating memorials and hidden stories. Trust me.
The Shrieking Pits of Norfolk
Framed by poppy fields and arable farming, these chocolate-box villages conceal an ancient evil, deep within their land.