Ten historic Norfolk churches added to 'at risk' list

 20th October 2020

Ten historic Norfolk churches have been added to a list of “at risk of being lost” buildings while a further seven have been removed because of positive efforts to save them

Concern that decay, neglect or a lack of money for conservation could threaten their future has prompted Historic England to add and take churches off its Heritage at Risk Register 2020
Added to the list are: the Grade II* listed St Peter’s Roman Catholic Church in Gorleston which was designed in 1938-9 by sculptor Eric Gill; the Grade I parish church of All Saints in Walsoken, which features what may be the largest Norman church nave in East Anglia; St Martin at Oak in Oak Street, Norwich; St Margaret’s in St Benedicts Street in Norwich; St Mary’s in Mautby, St Martin’s in Hindringham, St Peter and St Paul’s in Watlington; St Lawrence’s in Harpley, St Peter’s in Forncett, and St Mary’s in North Elmham
The seven sites removed from the list are: All Saints Church in Runhall; St Nicholas’ Church in Salthouse; Well Hall Roman settlement in Grimston/Gayton; St Margaret’s Church in Starston; St Mary’s Church in East Walton; Holy Cross Church in Caston, and St Margaret’s Church in Swannington
Tony Calladine, regional director for Historic England in the East of England said: “It is the varied tapestry of our historic places that helps us define who we are. In testing times such as these, heritage gives us a sense of belonging, continuity and comfort. We also know that investing in historic places can help boost our economic recovery”

 pictured above is St Peter’s GorlestonPicture by Simon Knott

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