I was going to stay at home today and rest in the hopes of getting rid of my now constant companion, my cold, before the call of duty tomorrow, work. After yesterdays rain, today, Bank Holiday, was lovely and sunny…..to start with. Anyway, my husband who has a new car and at the moment will drive me anywhere and I mean anywhere, said…. surely you would like to go and look for ‘Round Tower Churches’. He is so crafty, we were in the car and on the way before I had finished my cough sweet.
We did have a lovely round trip of Norfolk, we were following a route I found in a guide book, not sure how long ago it was written, but it took us to places we didn’t even know about. There were five churches on this route, we actually found eight, we are still trying to work that one out. I was very good, I saw lots of lovely churches that I would have loved to have stopped at, but I was being very strict, they had to have round towers. I did deviate once, that was to take a quick peep at a castle, it wasn’t open, but its on the list for the spring. The weather was quite a mixture, from lovely sunshine to almost snow, we saw lots of gritter lorries on the way home, laying salt, so looks like we are in for a cold night.
The lovely medieval elephant pew end, is in the charming Round Tower Church of St Peter & St Paul’s at Tuttington, Norfolk. Once I have sorted the photos, I will start to post the churches, each one has its own character, well to start with, they all have towers that could be Saxon, thats a start.