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St Mary the Virgin Church- Houghton-on-the-Hill

Once derelict and ruined the church was brought back to life thanks to the dedicated work of Bob Davey. The church has extensive wall paintings dating from the C12, C13 and C14 which overlay possibly the best sequence of late Saxon wall paintings in Western Europe.

This is an ancient church unused for services except very occasionally. People come to see the paintings and hear its story. Others, perhaps randomly whilst on holiday, or locals bringing friends, cycling or walking (Peddars Way).

St Mary the Virgin Church- Houghton-on-the-Hill
Houghton-on-the-Hill
Norfolk
NR9 5ES