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    Been busy this weekend & managed to fit a couple of xplores in too ;-)
    I did this on the way back from "Run To The Hun" yesterday & am pleased I made the effort.

    History

    Has been covered before but in brief the earliest architecture dates back to 14th century, is reported to off fell into abandonment around or shortly after 1880,
    i do have a slight issue with this as Im sure (only thinking back after reading this) I saw a dated headstone from 1905?
    Anyway it is evident that this has been roofless for some time by the growth inside etc, which along with the construction from Carstone and Sandringham sandstone makes for some dereliction of the highest order.
    St Felix was the patron saint of East Anglia in case you were wondering.

    The Explore

    Not sure if there was a nearer settlement, but its unsurprising this fell into disuse as its a bit of a trek to get to especially into strong headwinds but I managed to do this unmolested.
    Once there I spent a fair while soaking in the remoteness & tranquillity of the place, it really is lovely.


    IMG_0211 by BikingGlynn, on Flickr

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    In case u were wondering what "Run To The Hun" Is all about

    26992629_928165300670773_8037541806287315905_n by Bikin Glynn, on Flickr


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    Nice set of images. 1880 date is correct. Once the church yard/burial ground had been consecrated, anybody who had purchased a family plot could have their relatives buried there (even today if all is in order) - important factors are; 1/ still consecrated ground, 2/ legal ownership of a family burial plot, 3/ legal action to prohibit burials has not been taken. The actual status of a church building standing on consecrated ground, has nothing to do with the subsequent use family burial plots in the church grounds.

    As for the traffic jam - Cannot think of anything worse, far better to be in those ruins!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirus_Strictus View Post
    Nice set of images. 1880 date is correct. Once the church yard/burial ground had been consecrated, anybody who had purchased a family plot could have their relatives buried there (even today if all is in order) - important factors are; 1/ still consecrated ground, 2/ legal ownership of a family burial plot, 3/ legal action to prohibit burials has not been taken. The actual status of a church building standing on consecrated ground, has nothing to do with the subsequent use family burial plots in the church grounds.

    As for the traffic jam - Cannot think of anything worse, far better to be in those ruins!
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    Yeah thought that may b the case, I imagine the graveyard was still in a reasonable condition in 1905!

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    I enjoyed that Glynn, well shot
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    Ah...remember this place well. Lovely location and wonderful church. Liked your take on it....

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    Bloody hell, you bingo players park really inconsiderately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krela View Post
    Bloody hell, you bingo players park really inconsiderately.
    Ha Ha, should of seen the 200 odd in Kings Lynn Sainsburys, there was some unhappy shoppers lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by HughieD View Post
    Ah...remember this place well. Lovely location and wonderful church. Liked your take on it....
    Thanks, it is a nice one & I was lucky with the weather

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    Nice photos. As for the "Run to the Hun", I can only assume that it was a visit to the bingo stall and the owner is from Germany. Ah, no, wait a minute, could it be a rally of the German word for "Peoples Car", a Volkswagen rally, that's it.
    When the going gets tough - the tough get going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Jorgan View Post
    Nice photos. As for the "Run to the Hun", I can only assume that it was a visit to the bingo stall and the owner is from Germany. Ah, no, wait a minute, could it be a rally of the German word for "Peoples Car", a Volkswagen rally, that's it.
    Thanks Hugh, we are basically just a rabble enjoying our overpriced machines!

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