The oddest was Bircham - a church entirely covered with ivy and surrounded by a thicket hedge. It would be very easy to create a story about a vicar, monk or nun imprisononed in the tower and asleep for a millennium or two.
Of more traditional interest were a couple of round-tower churches.
The church of St Mary the Virgin, Burnham Deepdale, has a magnificent Saxon Tower, joined at some point in time to a stone church. The round towers are made from Flint and puddingstone - an aggregate of small stones and mortar that was not strong enough to support corners. The towers supported bells to call the time for a farming community and also to store valuables - including grain - in time of danger.
There are a number of interesting windows, created from fragments of Tudor glass retrieved from older broken windows.
This church also has a Norman font with twelve sculptures around the base showing what farmers must do in the twelve months of the year.
We had lunch at Brancaster Staithe.
and visited another Saxon round- tower church at Tiddewell.
All these churches are in peaceful and very beauthiful rural settings. There are well over 400 extraordinary churches in Norfolk each with features and history worth exploring.
It was a really lovely day, concluding with a delicious pasta meal with salad, prepared by Sue and Alf, and a bit of family history research and problem solving.