Foxley Church, Norfolk

This little church in a tiny isolated Norfolk village is chiefly memorable for its setting which feels like a timeless quiet corner of England.

The church dates to around the 13th Century, the tower and nave being probably a century later. Whilst many churches in East Anglia were massively rebuilt during the rich wool years, Foxley seems to have remained in its original state until the Victorians got their hands on it and over neatened it a little.

There is a tale connected to the rood screen inside that it was sliced in half during the reign of Edward VI to make it feel more Protestant and that when his sister Mary came to the thrown it was re-connected into one piece. The metal plates holding it all back together are clearly visible!.

Photo - Andrew J. Müller

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