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St Margaret

An astonishing little church lost in time.

Hales, Norfolk

Opening times

Open daily.


Church Lane
NR14 6QL

St Margaret's, with its round tower and thatched roof, is a church from another time, standing in an isolated setting, as if still in its 12th century Norman world.

The magnificent carved doorway with bands of richly carved patterns zigzags, stars and rosettes over the arch is breath taking; there is another similar doorway, though less richly carved, in the south wall.

Inside the church is simple and rustic. Medieval faces painted on the walls peer out from across the centuries, look for St Christopher carrying Christ and St James, holding his pilgrim's staff, with a delicate band of twining foliage.

The 500 year old font is carved with angels, lions and roses and there are memorials in the brick floor.

This church is cared for by the Churches Conservation Trust

  • Captivating architecture

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Dog friendly

  • Level access to the main areas

  • On street parking at church

  • Parking within 250m

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Churches Conservation Trust

Contact information

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