St Nicolas

The earliest part of this church is its chancel, from the late 13th century.

About this church

It has a beautiful rib vaulted roof, and, most unusually, a seven light window. There is only one other like this in England.

Of interest in the chancel are several misericords. The nave and tower are 15th century, and there are also fragments of 15th century stained glass.

Blakeney's church has a mystery; as well as the main tower, attached to the chancel is another tower. But this one is much too small and spindly ever to have been built for bells. Many reckon that it was built as a shipping beacon, but would the main tower not have been sufficient?

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Magnificent memorials
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Fascinating churchyard
  • 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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