Great Yarmouth Borough
Postal Code: NR31 9QG
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The church of Burgh Castle St Peter and St Paul is one of 124 existing round-tower churches in Norfolk.Burgh Castle, 4 miles from the seaside resort of Gt.Yarmouth, is a very historic village, home to what is recognised as one of the best preserved of a series of Roman Saxon Shore Forts built in the third century AD to protect the coast against Saxon invaders. It is situated on the River Waveney close to the great estuary and wild life reserve of Breydon Water. Parts of the present church of Ss Peter & Paul date back over 1000 years but it is reputed that in 633AD St Fursey came from Ireland and established a monastery within the then abandoned Roman Fort.
There is a large car and coach park off Butt Lane with wheelchair friendly direct access to both the Church and Roman Fort. For the purposes of the three wargraves here, note that the Commonwealth War Graves Commission show this location to be in the county of Suffolk.(text by Geoffrey Gillon)