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I'd been wanting to visit here for ages. Part of the 1066 story, one of Harold II's traditional burial sites. I turned up very soggy on a Sunday morning. I was lucky to gain access to the church just as the congregation were packing up...More
Very very old church that was built by King Harold (the King that was defeated by William the Conqueror). Harold was supposedly buried there to start with but was moved to protect his body from William. If you visit, definitely ask the staff there questions....More
We visited on a baking hot day and the church was cool and welcoming. The ladies who volunteer there were just lovely, but the big event was hidden in the lady chapel- look to the left as you enter from the nave and there you’ll...More
Much of the Abbey was dismantled five hundred years ago but a substantial church now remains. Said to be the burial place of King Harold Godwinson there are large gardens behind the church containing ruined walls from the Abbey. They ask for donations but it...More
I was brought up not many miles away but haven't been here for 50 years; the church is much more interesting than I remember it. It is a delightful Norman church -- a classic of Norman architecture with some later parts. Don't miss the Norman...More
Lovely old church with an amazing Zodiac ceiling and beautiful stained glass/carvings. It's surrounded by a large open area favoured by dog walkers. There's a large stone block marking the spot where King Harold, our last Anglo Saxon king was buried behind the high altar...More