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Saturday, 2 July 2016

Merton, St Peter, Norfolk

Merton is a small village just south of Watton. The church is just within the park grounds and sadly was locked when we visited on a July Saturday.

Most of the church dates from Norman times. The tower dates from the 14th century although the lower part of the (round) tower is pre-Conquest i.e. before 1066AD. This is a typical Norfolk church with a round tower. Its isolated position is probably why it was locked. The church stands on a ridge overlooking the main house in the grounds and its lake. Walking to the "other" side of the church and seeing the lake in the distance was quite a surprise. The de Gray family own the park. There is a 6 sided font.

We ate at Hingham which is about 10 miles away at the Lincoln Tea Shoppe. We have eaten here before and never been disappointed.
I am sure not being able to go inside the church we missed a lot.

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