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St Mary's The Virgin

St Mary's The Virgin

Details

Although a Saxon or Norman church probably pre-dated the current building, the first record dated 1248. The main structure of the church, originally cruciform in plan, dates from the late 13th century; aisles, clerestory, the south porch and an enlarged west window were added in the 14th and 15th centuries. Materials used reflect local rocks to include flint, carstone, limestone, chalk and brick.

There are many interesting features inside the church, including memorials to Princess Pocahontas the beautiful daughter of the king of the native Indians in America. She married John Rolfe of Heacham in 1614. More information regarding this can be found within the church.

Public toilets

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed

Features: * Architecture * Stained Glass * Interior Features * Atmosphere * Social Heritage * Famous People or Stories * Monuments * Churchyard * Wildlife

Opening details

9am-4pm Mon-Sat. 11am-6pm Sundays.

Address

26 Church Lane,
Heacham,
King's Lynn,
Norfolk,
PE31 7HJ

Facilities

  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Features: * Architecture * Stained Glass * Interior Features * Atmosphere * Social Heritage * Famous People or Stories * Monuments * Churchyard * Wildlife