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Watton

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6, tenor 7-1-4 in A

Friday 19:30

Watton Church Image

Watton Church

The round tower and middle nave date back to Saxon times but have been much restored. The upper or belfry stage is octagonal and into this small area enterprising bell hangers from Whitechapel somehow managed to shoehorn a pleasant ring of six which replaced a derelict ring of three. The bells were retuned and rehung by Whitechapel in 1974.

For railway lovers - the former Thetford to Swaffham railway line (GER) crossed the road a few hundred yards to the south of the church. Look for the gatekeepers cottage (which still survives albeit as a private residence) on the left just as you turn into Church Road. The line closed in 1965.  (Roger Peckham)

Location

  • BranchWestern
  • CountyNorfolk
  • PostcodeIP25 6DS
  • DioceseNorwich
  • Latitude52.57235
  • Longitude0.83369
  • Grid RefTF921009

Ringing

  • Bells6
  • Tenor7-1-4 in A
  • ConditionExcellent
  • AccessibilityModerate
  • Access via an open wooden ladder and trapdoor that some may find difficult
  • Practice DayFriday 19:30
  • Sunday Service Ringing09:30
  • First PealPlain Bob Minor
  • 17 April 1911

Extra Information

Membership

12
2001
12
2002
10
2003
10
2004
8
2005
5
2006
3
2007
3
2008
4
2009
5
2010
5
2011
5
2012
7
2013
5
2014
5
2015

Contact

  • Margaret Catoremail
  • 01953 882187
  • 9 Saham Road, Watton, Thetford IP25 6EA

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