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    ***** Outstanding
    **** Excellent
    *** Good
    ** Quite interesting
    * Not very interesting but worthy of inclusion


    5 Open for long periods, or key readily available
    4 May be open for long periods, but best to check beforehand
    3 Uncertain opening times
    2 Closed for all or most of the time other than for services
    1 Closed at all times

Site: St Helen
Denomination: Church of England
Type: Church
Period: Late medieval

Features: Altars and a painted cantor's desk, Screens, Tower, Tower arch

Location: 9 miles ENE of Norwich off the B1140.

Opening Times: Open 09.30 - 18.00 daily or dusk if earlier.


This late medieval, Perpendicular, church, with its tower and graceful soaring tower arch, has commanding views across the Bure valley Broads. The interior features include a 15th-century rood screen testifying to medieval craftsmanship, with its carvings and opulently painted figures of apostles and saints wearing richly coloured robes; equally attractive altars either side divided from the rood screen by painted projecting wings attached to posts by dainty flying buttresses; and a finely painted cantorís desk.

Address: Woodbastwick Road, Ranworth, Norfolk, NR13 6HT
Phone Number: 01603 270769

E-mail: nickgarr39@aol.com

Rating: ***

Open: 5

Website: www.broadsideparishes.org.uk
Parking: There is car parking at the front of the church.
Notes: There is a visitors centre with refreshments open weekends 14.30 - 17.00 throughout the year, and 10.30 - 1630 at weekends early April to late October.