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I have a sneaking suspicion that the owners of St Peter are also probably proud of it, and would have been most welcoming if they had been in when I knocked on their door. The trouble is, of course, that I cannot assume this, and am loathe to send hoardes of Norfolk Churches site fans tramping up the drive. So, it might be best to make do with the view from the gates, until I hear otherwise. What you will see is the western face of a round tower, the remains of the west wall of the nave still visible against it. It must have been a tall one. The arrangement around the lower doorway is, I think, a later addition. The church was demolished in 1792, when the parishes of Little and Great Ringstead were amalgamated - this was the church of Little Ringstead. Today, the church of Great Ringstead is equally inaccessible.
Simon Knott, September 2006
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