Believe it or Not, this is a Church!

(Image: Evelyn Simakcc-sa-3.0)

Briefly mentioned in our previous article 7 of the World’s most Overgrown Churches, this odd structure consumed by foliage is actually the remains of the parish church of St Remigius. Mentioned in the Domesday Book, the overgrown ruins look strangely out of place in the middle of a farmer’s field, one of the last surviving remnants of the deserted medieval village of Testerton in England.

(Image: Adrian S. Pye, cc-sa-3.0)

St Remigius’ Church, which likely dates to the 11th or 12th centuries, was abandoned by the late 17th century but is said to have been in decline by the medieval period. All that remains today is the western part of the tower, which was constructed more recently than the main church, probably during the 14th century.

Along with Pudding Norton, Testerton is one of several mostly deserted villages near the market town of Fakenham in Norfolk.

Keep reading – explore 7 more Overgrown Abandoned Churches in the English County of Norfolk.



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