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Stunning 14th century church

Beautiful-go there first thing in the morning. Stunning church with lovely light inside. Even more... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Louth, Lincolnshire
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Beautiful medieval church

This church is on the outskirts of Cley, really in Newgate which in medieval times was a bustling... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful-go there first thing in the morning. Stunning church with lovely light inside. Even more fabulous when it had s sea view I imagine. Well worth a visit.

Thank ClareofTralee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This church is on the outskirts of Cley, really in Newgate which in medieval times was a bustling port. Wonderful inside, make sure to lookout for the graffiti which was carved by the sailors in the late medieval period on some of the pillars. The...More

Thank Dencroft
Reviewed 20 July 2018

Wonderful building of great age in beautiful situation on the North Norfolk coast. At the moment, until 5th August, it is hosting the Cley18 art exhibition which is well worth a visit.

Thank George I
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Large church, but not in Cley! Lots of 14c bits, and some lovely brasses on the floor, well protected by carpets and wooden frames.

Thank drpetembe
Reviewed 18 December 2017

This cruciform medieval church shows the influence of the crusades in its door and window tracery with ogee pointed arches. The transepts are in ruins but the south one is still impressive.

Thank Bernard986
Reviewed 19 November 2017

The architecture of St. Margaret's church is very interesting on the outside, some of the areas now being in ruins, contrasting with the wonderful stonework on the bulk of the building. The inside space feels vast, there are some wonderful carvings, an interesting font, but...More

1  Thank milligan1959
Reviewed 11 June 2017

This church is quite large considering the size of Cley village. It dates back to the 14th century and has good examples of Decorated and Perpendicular styles of Gothic architecture. Carvings are wonderful being on the ends of benches, around the nave and on the...More

3  Thank Mike N
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This church is well worth a visit wether you are spiritual or not.It is big for a country church and full of wonderfully carved figures whose discovery and look will keep you children and you amused if you happen on a rainy day for a...More

1  Thank astheduckflies
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Definitely worth a visit. There is often high quality music too. Just to imagine it next to the shore in earlier times( as it was) would be worth it. I really enjoyed the unsown patches of meadow and lovely pew carvings.

Thank Miriamsk137
Reviewed 6 April 2017

This is a magnificent example of a pre-Reformation English church. Do not expect some small quaint parish church, this is on a grand scale with many 13th & 14th Century examples still in very good condition. Make sure to look out for the superb brasses...More

Thank Gerry A
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