St John The Baptist Round Tower Church, Aylmerton, Norfolk (25)

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Time for another Round Tower Church, St John The Baptist, Aylmerton in Norfolk.  The church was one of nine that we visited back in January 2017.  We were very lucky, the weather was beautiful and to top it all, every one of the churches were open.  

Nothing remains of the earliest Church, which was Saxon, but the Church appears to have been rebuilt in flint before the end of the Norman period.  To the new nave, in about 1200, the round west tower was added. That it was lower than now is shown by one of its belfry windows, which partly survives below the nave roof.  Reconstruction of the upper part of the tower in 1912 has obliterated all traces of the other windows.  The Church was restored in 1865, and again in 1876, and in 1912 the upper part of the tower was rebuilt to the old design, re- using the old stone and flint.

 

 

 

4 Replies to “St John The Baptist Round Tower Church, Aylmerton, Norfolk (25)”

  1. Beautiful windows! The angel with the red wings is amazing. You don’t always get to see the window colors projected on a wall like that! Nice capture. 🙂

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