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Union Church, Hunstanton
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There is something delicious about carstone at the best of times, that crisp gingerbread stone carved out of the cliffs not far from here. The tile and brick details on this pretty little church right in the centre of the town add something extra, and make this building wholly delightful. It was built as a congregational church, and opened in 1870. The memorial stone was laid by one of those ubiquitous Norfolk congregationalists, the Colmans of Norwich. The forty year old Jeremiah James Colman was reaching the height of his power and influence by 1870. The following year he became MP for Norwich, and was able to champion non-conformism not only here in Norfolk but in the corridors of power at Westminster.
Simon Knott, February 2010
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