Bawsey Old Church
Norfolk, Near Kings Lynn, England
One of over 15,000 pictures in the Britain's Historic Sites Collection
Bawsey Old Church: Situated in open undulating farmland just east of Kings Lynn, the forlorn ruins of Bawsey Old Church looks stark and somewhat menacing as they silhouette and brood against the huge skies of Norfolk. Dedicated to St.James, Bawsey Old Church is one of many such fragmented church ruins that litter East Anglia.
The huge, gaunt dissected tower and aisle walls manifests a very fine Norman archway. Recent excavations on the hillside around the church, revealed a fine skeleton of which the skull had sustained a powerful blow from a swordsman. Probably dating from the Anglo Saxon period, Bawsey Old Church may well be on the site of a much earlier settlement that pre dated the Normans, and one that was raided by Viking Norsemen.