Upper Sheringham village in Norfolk, England, UK

Upper Sheringham village in Norfolk, England, UK.

upper sheringham resevoirUpper Sheringham used to be the main town and Sheringham was made up of mostly fishermen’s huts. It is now a very pretty village, sheltered by the wooded hills, where there are many houses grouped together. These are built from pebbles, which the sea has ground until they are round, some are decorated with bands of brick.

upper sheringham mermaidIt has a medieval church with windows which are truly beautiful. The woodwork is unusually interesting. There is a huge beam in the nave, which stretches from pier to pier up high, it is in a chevron pattern painted black and white. It also has one of the few remaining roodlofts in England. The benchends are beautiful and diverse in content, a mermaid with her comb to Nebuchadnezzar crawling on the grass for which there is a delightful legend.

Sheringham Hall, home to the Upcher family, lies in the hills and Humphrey Repton, one of the great landscape gardeners who came after Capability Brown, designed the park. He managed to achieve complete harmony between the building work of the Hall and the gardens of trees, azaleas and rhododendrons. In 1986 the Hall became part of the National Trust. You get spectacular views especially from the gazeboo, which was opened by Prince Charles, of the coast and countryside and there is a magnificent rhododendron display, which is at its best in late May early June.

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