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St James Church, Norfolk, Jan 15

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rockfordstone

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Well I have been a member a while, but never actually posted anything, so this is my virgin report.

I headed into Norfolk with a friend, and having spotted this site many times I was determined to stop off and visit it, once we actually found a route to it of course..

A brief history. This ruined church dates back to the 11th century but archaeological investigations suggest the site has been in use since the bronze age. The site is believed to have been an important village and potentially monastic site on what would have been a prominent location in an estuary.

In around the 16th century, once the estuary retreated to the sea, the village decreased in size and as such the church went out of use. It is believed a landowner demolished all the houses to create land for sheep.

The sun was beginning to set by the time we got there, so the light was rapidly vanishing, this is one of my first times out with my new camera so be gentle :)

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Ruins in sunset

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And more

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The tower is located in the middle of the building, which according to Time Team is unsual and could mean this was a significant church in its day

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Moon

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Surrounded by fields and a bypass, thousands of people pass this daily but probably don't know anything about it

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Entrance

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Not the greatest shot from the "inside", we were losing light fast at this point

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Last shot of the day

There isn't a lot to see in comparison to other churches, but still an interesting little first explore. I plan to return when I have some more light.

Hope you enjoy.
 
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evilnoodle

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It looks like you picked a good time to go. The light and the sky (with added interest of moon and vapour trails) have made for some really good pics :)
 

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Fantastic first report mate! Really lush photos: great light and really nicely composed.
Look forward to seeing a lot more :)
 

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Dorve past the one at Lynn today, wondered what it was!
 

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Now that is really is a derelict place, interesting report and great pics I enjoyed looking, Thanks.
 

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