Thurning - Guestwick - Wood Dalling - Thurning

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Waymark 03: the banks are an RNR (Roadside Nature Reserve) because of the wildflowers, including primroses, orchids, stitchwort and wood anemones.
Waymark 04: St Peter's Church, Guestwick has a tower that abuts the north wall of the chancel and this was once the centre of a former nave-tower and chancel. It dates back to the 11th Century. The rood loft stairs at the end of the north aisle are unusual, as they are set on the old tower wall and are open to the church except for a solid balustrade.
Waymark 05: the 16th Century Wood Dalling Hall can be seen left. It was built for the Bulwer family. Later it became a Muslim community, but as they hung dead animals on the trees, it offended the local people. It then became an inn and holiday centre; now it is a private house again. St Andrew's Church, Wood Dalling has a 15th Century tower but the chancel is 13th Century. There are fine brasses inside to the Bulwer family. Next to the church is the 'school' opened in 1851 and closed in 1964.
Waymark 08: near here during the first world war a fire bomb was dropped from a zeppelin. Along Crow Hill, primroses and other wildflowers grow profusely.
Waymark 09: on the right is a restored Elizabethan house once used in the TV series 'Tales of the Unexpected'.
Thurning Hall to the right on the rise has also been used in several TV series, the last, 'The Mill on the Floss'. In 1999 the owner obtained a licence to hold weddings here; it is a beautiful setting for them. The wood used for the Thurning sign was from a fallen oak-tree, the design and carpentry was given freely by local residents and a history of life here written by several residents. It was unveiled in 1998. The Saxon church of St Andrew's is well-kept by volunteers (population about 65 in 2001). Inside, the box pews indicate who would sit where in centuries past. Opposite on the wall are the line of men's hatpegs. There is a three-decker pulpit built by Sir James Burrough in the 18th Century.

England - East England - Norfolk - Countryside

24/07/2009 - Walkingworld Admin

Roy Davenport tells us he has recently completed this walk and says there were no problems. Thank you for this, Roy Adrian (Administration)

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