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    The church of St Felix once used to be adjoined by the now lost village of Babingley (Norfolk). It fell into disrepair, perhaps due to its isolated location, and despite attempts to salvage what was left during the 19th century the building was soon abandoned for good. Much of what remains of the structure - the tower, porch and outer walls - is clad in vines of ivy and the churchyard is overgrown. The nave, which at some stage was completely blocked off from the chancel by a still intact wall with a window in it is clear of vegetation and the south aisle arcade is still in place, as are two ornate wall recesses at the east end. Trees are growing in the chancel and there is a large gap in the north wall and where the east window used to be. Babingley is one of several locations claiming that the landfall of St Felix happened here.















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    Very nice.
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    This is lovely and such fabulous pics too. I especially like no 6 with the light through the window openings.
    Great stuff. :)
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    I love old ruins like this. Nice pictures! :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyboy View Post
    I love old ruins like this. Nice pictures! :)
    Quote Originally Posted by Foxylady View Post
    This is lovely and such fabulous pics too. I especially like no 6 with the light through the window openings.
    Great stuff. :)
    Thanks for your kind words. :)


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