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St Mary, Bodney
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This dear, sad little church sits on its own just off of the Mundford to Swaffham road, right beside the forbidden zone of the Battle Training Area. Its near neighbour Langford has been inaccessible to the public for more than half a century now. There is no village, and in terms of population this is one of East Anglia's smallest parishes. Although the windows were all renewed in the 19th century, the tracery corresponds to earlier drawings. Most likely, this is a Norman single cell church in origin. Probably, there wasn't the money locally in later medieval times for a rebuilding, just enough to make the tracery briefly fashionable.
Simon Knott, July 2008
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