Church of St. Withburga, Holkham, Norfolk

Church of St. Withburga

The flint church of St. Withburga is situated half a mile north-west of the hall. There is evidence of a church here from Saxon times but the oldest surviving tower, which, although heavily rebuilt, dates from the 13th century. A heraldic glass panel in the south-east chapel records restoration work initiated by the Dowager Countess of Leicester in the 1760s, but the church as we see it today owes much to the restoration in 1868-69 by the architect James K. Colling for the 2nd Earl of Leicester.

In 1990, the 7th Earl continued the family tradition of restoring St. Withburga’s. His gift, in memory of his mother Moyra, was the installation of electricity and major redecoration. The redecoration was designed by Inigo Monk, who also painted the reredos representing The Trinity in the Juliana Chapel.

For more detailed information please view the Norfolk Churches Trust website

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Opening times for visitors: Daily 10am-4pm

Rector: Revd Brenda Stewart MUS.B,BA,LRAM,ARAM Telephone: 01328 710628 Email:

Church Warden: Johnny Coke Telephone: 01328 711358 Email: