St Mary, Gayton Thorpe, photographed by Tony Walsh in May 2016.

St Mary, Gayton Thorpe

Gayton Thorpe is to the east of Kings Lynn. The church is perched on a mound just off the small road through the village.

It has a long and complex building history. For details, see Gayton Thorpe by Stephen Hart. The tower arch and possibly the lower section of the tower may well date from before the Norman Conquest with later Norman bell openings.

The chancel probably dates from C13. There is an early English porch, perpendicular windows, C15 roof. There is a rare seven sacrament font, much damaged. 

It features in Jack Sterry’s Round Tower Churches of Mid-Norfolk, North Norfolk and Suffolk 2010.

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