St. Peter & St. Paul, Brockdish

updated 9th March 2008

The church of St. Peter and St. Paul stands above the village of Brockdish in Norfolk, overlooking the Waveney valley. It was in this church that my great-great grandparents, David and Sarah Harper, were married, and David's father, Abraham, was buried.

The church has Norman origins and is built of flint with stone dressings. It was completely restored in Victorian times. The original Norman tower was replaced in 1865 by the present structure, which has 6 bells. 

It is a quiet, peaceful place. The Waveney is little more than a stream at this spot, forming the boundary between the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk. Not far away on the Suffolk side of the Waveney is the church of St. Mary, serving the hamlet of Syleham, where, I suspect, some of my Harper ancestors once lived.

You can read more about this church here.


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