John E. Vigar MA, FSA Scot., FRSA

Norfolk Churches Study Day, April 26th 2019

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Join John Vigar and Ian Groves for a tour of four medieval churches on the edge of the Halvergate Marshes in Norfolk and a discussion of the local villages and landscape.

The churches include many fascinating features such as two fine Norfolk fonts, surviving graffiti, an impressive rood screen and a remarkable set of 20th century stained glass windows. Two of the churches stand in the same churchyard - a phenomenon that can be seen in several locations around the county.

These magnificent buildings should provide stimulating conversation among attendees and the tour leaders. The day is particularly aimed at those who would like to improve their knowledge of Norfolk's churches. During the tour you will also discover how the use of churches changed over time and the importance of patronage to the way churches looked, the church in relation to its village and wider landscape, and the historic background to the extensive grazing land between Acle and Great Yarmouth.

AGENDA:

Please arrive at Acle St Edmund church (on-street parking only) for 10:45

11:00-12:00 Tour of Acle St Edmund church

12:15-13:15 Tour of Upton St Margaret church

13:30-14:30 We will be in South Walsham for lunch. There are variousoptions for a pub lunch locally for those interested (not included in the price), or alternatively bring your own packed lunch.

14:30-16:30 Tour of South Walsham St Mary and St Lawrence churches

Final discussion and questions.

WHAT TO BRING:

Packed lunch (unless you wish to find a local pub for lunch), waterproofs / umbrella, a flask of tea or coffee for later in the day (if you wish), stout footwear, pen and paper, plus lots of enthusiasm and a camera!

IMPORTANT NOTES:

This day school may involve the need to car share and we would appreciate your co-operation in minimising the amout of traffic at each site. The churches we will be visiting are all no more than a few minutes' drive from each other.

There will be a small amount of walking involved to access each church. Churchyards, and the interior and exterior of church ruins, by their very nature are not flat. Please take special care when walking through these areas as the organisers cannot accept any liability for trips, slips and other personal injuries.

Due to costs, we will not be able to run the event with less than 10 participants. So, please get sharing on Facebook and Twitter!

£2.50 of the cost of each single ticket will be donated to the still active churches.

 

To book: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/on-the-edge-of-halvergate-marshes-church-tour-tickets-55287780239?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

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