St Margaret

Built in 1796 on the site of an earlier medieval church by the first Lord Suffield.

About this church

It was one of the first Gothic Revival buildings in Norfolk and contains the font, tombs and memorials from the earlier church and the records name incumbents from 1200. 

The pink walls, blue plaster ceiling and the two magnificent screens give a unique interior, most striking on a sunny day when the light streams through the geometrically patterned windows.

Most of the church furnishings date from the late 19th century. The building has attracted mixed comments over the years.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Magnificent memorials
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Fascinating churchyard

Visitors information

  • Bus stop within 100m
  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Accessible toilets nearby
  • Café within 500m
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

Regular events

  • More information about this church coming soon.

Other nearby churches


St Mary

Nestled in the countryside, there is, sadly, no historical truth in the legend that the two churches of Antingham in one churchyard were built by two sisters. The pretty church of St Mary and the atmospheric ivy clad ruin of St Margaret.

Placeholder image

St Michael & All Angels

In 1372, John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster became the owner of the Manor of Aylsham. He was the 4th son of King Edward III and he inherited the manor from his grandmother Queen Isobel. He was already very wealthy with the estates of the Duchy of Lancaster and was able to provide money to the villagers of Aylsham for the building of a large new church. The church was dedicated to St Michael & All Angels and it was built on the site of an earlier much smaller church.

Become a Friend of The National Churches Trust, for people who love church buildings!