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Blakeney Church Buildings & History

Blakeney Church is situated just inland from the beautiful Norfolk Coastline, embedded in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and boasts a number of stunning architectural features.

The church was completed between the 13th and 15th century and is uniquely the only church in the local area to possess a tower at each end of its building. Blakeney Church’s renown has been nationally recognised, featuring in The Telegraph’s 100 Favourite Churches.

On entering through the impressive doorway, you will be immediately greeted by the sight of the beautifully proportioned nave taking the eye through the rood screen into the chancel, which is illuminated by the superb east window, unusually structured with seven stepped lancets. The Church has many glorious stain glass windows, from 15th century fragments in a North window, to a contemporary window created by local artist Jane Gray in 2002.

Blakeney Church harbours a rich history and is an important place of worship for local people, which is illustrated by various wall plaques commemorating the bravery of the Blakeney Lifeboats. The building is one of the few Norfolk Church’s to boast six bays to its grand nave, creating wonderful acoustics for church music and plenty of space. Leaflets with further details of the Church’s history are available in the building.

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