St Mary, Beachamwell. Photograph by Tony Walsh in 2019.

St Mary, Beachamwell

September 2020 – Work has started on replacing the south aisle roof with coated-steel after thieves stripped the lead in 2019. See story in “Recent Posts” below.

July 2020 – A £3,000 grant was given by the Norfolk Churches Trust towards the cost of re-thatching. See story in “Recent Posts” below.

Beachamwell is about five miles south-west of Swaffham.

The church stands by the village green. The tower is early (Saxon or Saxo-Norman) using stone for the window surrounds in the tower, tower arch and long and short work on the nave.

The church is largely C14 with later additions and Victorian renovations. There is also some interesting graffiti – a demon and Lady.

For Stephen Hart’s analysis Beachamwell St Mary in the archives.

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