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200 CAWSTON St Agnes

And to number 200, the amazing St Agnes at Cawston with one of the most imposing church towers in Norfolk, a solid fortress like structure made of stone an not of flint like most other Norfolk churches, it looms upon you miles before you reach it, you can see this tower and that of the nearby impressive Salle church standing like two massive medieval citadels, an amazing sight for hundreds of years.

The Perpendicular church has north and south transepts and has great aisles topped with a superb clerestory, whose large windows are topped off with red brick.

The previous west tower fell in a storm in 1412 and was replaced with the huge 119 foot heavily buttressed one you see here, the top of which is plain and unadorned adding to the fortress look of it, inside is one of the most amazing roofs in Norfolk (see below), its a hammerbeam type with beautiful richly carved angels adorning it


Medieval Churches Set


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Taken on July 14, 2012