St MARY'S, Weeting

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St MARY’S, Weeting

The Norfolk village of Weeting was originally divided into two parishes, All Saints and St Mary's. In about 1699, the tower of one church collapsed and the parishes were united.  It is generally assumed that it was St Mary’s that survived – and that is certainly the dedication of Weeting’s church today – but it may have been that All Saints was the survivor. The site of the other church is, apparently, close to the nearby housing estate that was built over Weeting Hall.

In any event, the picture-perfect church known as St Mary’s is thought to possibly have Saxon origins (Anglo-Saxon Weotingas – possibly ‘wet fields), but the current building is no older that 12/13th century.  The nave was rebuilt in the 15th century and the tower collapsed in the 16th/17th century.  The current tower was added in the 19th century, when the church was restored. It is one of more than 100 round-tower churches in Norfolk.

Castle Close
Post Code
IP27 0RQ
Main Historic Period
Adjacent to castle ruins. Rarely open.
Primary Management
Church Authorities

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