St Margaret

Cley was an important port on this coastline in medieval times, and that brought wealth which enabled

About this church

The church, however, did recover, but perhaps not in ways the original builders would have envisaged. The tower remains from the 13th century; there are large 15th century windows in the aisles; and also from the 15th century is the splendid south porch. Reminders of what might have been, include the south transept, a beautiful ruin from the 14th century.

There is much of interest inside the church, including 15th century bench ends, misericords and seven sacrament font. From the 17th century are the pulpit, altar table and a royal arms, originally that of Charles II but repainted for Queen Anne. Also here are interesting brasses from the 15th and 16th centuries.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Magnificent memorials
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Social heritage stories

Visitors information

  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Accessible toilets nearby
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

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