The church: St Margaret

  • St Margaret's church has the only round Saxon tower in the benefice. Part of the nave walls are also Saxon; other parts of the church are 14th century and later.
  • Regular worship was conducted here up to and including Easter Sunday, 1959. That night the tower collapsed, and the church remained unrepaired for twenty years. Then, with close co-operation between Lady Prince-Smith and the Norfolk Churches Trust, assisted by voluntary helpers, the restoration of the body of the church was made possible, leaving the ruined tower outside.
  • More information about the church and its renovation can be found in a leaflet; you can download it by clicking here (Adobe Reader PDF format, 600KB).
  • The church is now technically redundant, but is used for occasional services.
  • Click here for Simon Knott's report on this church.

The village

  • The village of Morton-on-the-Hill consists largely of the Morton Hall estate, together with a few houses on both sides of the Fakenham Road as it approaches Great Witchingham, and also along The Street, just to the north.
  • There is a total population of around 85.

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