St. Mary the Virgin Churchyard

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St. Mary the Virgin Churchyard

The Village Green
Banham, Breckland Borough, Norfolk, NR16 2HN England
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A fine grade 1 listed Norfolk church.The church structure was nearly all built during the first two thirds of the fourteenth century, during the reigns of the first three Kings Edward. During these years there were wars in Scotland and in France, constant fighting between barons at home and the devastation of the Black Death in 1349. The death of so many masons during this time is reflected in the church building in the gradual changing of styles and the time taken to complete the work.

The basic material of the building is the natural flint of the area, and as is usual with Norfolk churches, white freestone was sparingly used for windows and framing because it had to be brought laboriously from quarries in Northamptonshire.


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GPS Coordinates: 52.45292, 1.03531

  • Added: 29 May 2009
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2307536