A Victorian Gothic wonder

West front of St John the Baptist, Harleston

The church of St John the Baptist, Harleston, is well loved and well used, but it has no toilet.  This can make things a bit uncomfortable, so a new WC cubicle will be installed shortly.

The building is a lovely example of mid Victorian Gothic, with some of the best knapped and squared flint I have ever seen on the west face.  Here is a close up:

Is it as good as the flint wall of the Bridewell Museum in Norwich?  Possibly!


Article written by: Ruth Brennan

Ruth Brennan has lived in Norfolk for most of her life, and has over 20 years experience of project management from start to finish. Click here to read more