Compiled by L W Reynolds
After reading the resume about D P Mortlock in his book A Popular Guide To Norfolk Churches Volume 1 (1981 Acorn Editions ISBN 0 906554 04 7), written with C V Roberts, I was inspired to attempt what he was undertaking at that time - to visit all the churches in Norfolk. Having read many books on church architecture I hoped that by visiting over 600 churches it would help me to grasp the finer points of the subject and to remember the terminology.
With a keen interest in computers and cataloguing I set about compiling a list of all the churches in Norfolk (old or new - ruined or sound - used or redundant). To build the list I worked through all the books I could find on Norfolk churches and villages and stored the information on computer using a database software package. The list will be useful to anyone studying Norfolk churches.
The list was originally called the Norfolk Churches Reference Guide. As the list is used like a telephone directory - only referred to when a 'number' is required - the title has been changed to the Norfolk Churches Directory.
I would like to keep the directory as accurate and up-to-date as possible and would therefore like to know of any omissions or errors.
Over a ten year period between 1985 and 1995 I visited and photographed the majority of the churches. I fullfilled my ambition in 1998 when I visited the churches in the Thetford Battle Area. I can now say that I have visited all the churches in Norfolk.
Last updated 6th October 2009