South Norfolk District
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'St. Mary's [church parish] Redenhall is an elongated Parish bounding the River Waveney in the South and extending some 3 miles to the North, to include Clintergates and other scattered farms. The orginal settlement was probably by the river, where Anglo-Saxon and Danish invaders would have made their entry-hence the name Redenhall, the place in the reeds. ...the Church was built upon a commanding knoll. Excavations in 1858 revealed evidence of an older building on the same site with a round tower, a characteristic feature of Waveney Valley churches of the Saxon and Norman periods. The present building was begun about 1460 and finished in about 1520.'