17 & 18 July 2021
The SPAB Norfolk and Fenland & Wash groups are pleased to be returning to St Nicholas' Church in Feltwell for two days in July to continue with the repairs to the flint boundary wall, which we began in 2019. We have plenty of space for volunteers, so if you would like the chance to work alongside experts and carry out some hands-on repairs to a building at need, please sign up.
St Nicholas is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust and Feltwell Historical and Archaeological Society. This working party is being run in partnership with Feltwell PCC as part of its project to repair and stablise the churchyard wall.
Although oddly truncated since its chancel was demolished in 1862, St Nicholas is a picturesque treasure in its village setting on the edge of the Fens. Grade I listed and built in a mixture of flint, stone, brick and regionally distinctive gingerbread-coloured Carrstone. The collapsed remnants of its massive round tower speak of its Saxon origins, and contrast with the delicacy of the flushwork panels in the nave wall and its Tudor south porch. The church sits in an elevated position, behind its equally interesting flint and brick churchyard wall, which the village community is working with the SPAB and others, including students from the College of West Anglia, to stablise and repair.
Because of coronavirus restrictions, we regret we are unable to offer accommodation for this event. However, if you would like to camp or champ in the church, please let us know and we will arrange it.
As long as there is space on the event, we usually allow you to book for both yourself and a guest. When completing the booking form, you will be asked to select the number of people and put in your own details on the first page, then to put in your second person's details on the next page.
About the Norfolk Regional Group
The Norfolk Group is our newest Regional Group and was set up in 2019 to organise events and visits for local members.
Booking Terms & Conditions
Accessibility: please contact the Group Organiser before booking to discuss any special access requirements.