St Catherine’s Church in Ludham is a beautiful old building. It reflects the great wealth of the population when it was built during the 14th and 15th centuries, replacing an older, smaller and far less impressive chapel.
The west tower and chancel of this church are 14th century and later, the rest of the church being mainly 15th century with 19th and early 20th century restorations. Among many items of interest inside are the hammerbeam roof to the nave, dating to about 1466, the chancel arch with its carved capitals of grotesques and seaweed foliage and a rare Royal arms of Elizabeth I. More spectacular are the 15th century decorated octagonal font and one of the finest rood screens in Norfolk, dating to 1493.
Monday to Wednesday – Closed: Thursday and Friday – Open from 10:00am until 5:00pm: Saturday – Closed: Sunday – Open only for Sunday Morning Worship from 10:30am until 11:30am.
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