West Beckham village in Norfolk, England, UK.
The Village of West Beckham in Norfolk UK, is a small rural village only a few miles from the sandy beaches of Sheringham and Cromer and the picturesque market town of Holt. West Beckham has an entry in the Domesday Book of 1085. In the great book West Beckham is recorded by the name ‘’Becham’’. The main tenant being Walter Giffard.
It is a pretty little village with a lovely old church set in the middle.
The Parish Church of St Helen and All Saint’s was built during the second half of the 19th century to replace a medieval church. The church’s construction is unusual as it is shingled on the outside and the inside as well. The interior walls are banded with red brick in the Puginesque style. On the upper banding of brickwork there is fading evangelical text. A lot of the building material was re-cycled from the remains of two early churches - the Church of St Helen in East Beckham, and All Saints Church in West Beckham. It has a clear rose window and underneath is the font which looks a little like a wedding cake.
In days gone by this church was the hub of the community, with Sunday Schools, once called the Panda Club and a thriving Choir which also attended the nearby Bodham Church.
The village pub is called The Wheatsheaf and was formerly the 'Old Manor Farmhouse', which was convted into the pub in 1983. The pub serves a wide range of food and real ale. In the summer months there is often entertainment in the garden.
Surrounded by beautiful countryside and much wildlife and many wild birds, it is a lovely village to spend some time in.
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