Toft Monks

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This short little stroll starts off by the parish church in Toft Monks and heads east past Toft Monks Hall and follows footpaths back round to the church. The church of St Margaret is lovely, with a Norman tower and later 13th Century octagonal shell. Also inside there are two nave doorways which seem likely to be Norman in date so, do take a look around! The next feature passed on the walk is Toft Monks Hall, which dates from around the 17th Century and has a rare full-sized basement according to English Heritage. Next to the hall is a moat, which almost certainly means that this current house was built on top of a much older medieval manor. The path passes near a medieval moat just to the north (looks like a pond now, but is thought to be a moat) and then crosses fields to Wood Farm. Within the ground there is a barn dating from the 17th Century. Near the end of the route you pass next to Toft Monks House, which is a lovely building of gault brick dating from 1819.

England - East England - Norfolk - Countryside

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Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Mostly Flat, Wildlife, Woodland

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