Churchyard

Norfolk Wildlife Trust

The Churchyard is a focal point within the Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s Churchyard Conservation Scheme.

Location: grid ref. TG 01045 27772 (eastings, 601045 – northings, 327772).

Adjacent: Church View Cottage, Church Lane,  NR20 5BB.

Parking:  at the adjacent Village Hall carpark.

Habitat:  unimproved grassland.

Top ten species: Common cat’s ear, Meadow buttercup, Oxeye daisy, Common knapweed, Barren strawberry, Meadow saxifrage, Common sorrel, Field woodrush.  On the outside of the western churchyard wall, in the next-door garden, the stonework plant – Black spleenwort (very rare in Norfolk).

When to visit:   The churchyard is at its best in May and June, through into July, when the conservation areas are in flower.   It is also very pretty early in the year with its naturalised crocus and carpets of primroses.

Associated Group:  The Wensum Valley Ornithological Group have placed several nest-boxes in the trees, including a barn owl box.

 

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