St Margaret's Church, Saxlingham
|Population||273 (parish, 2001 census)|
|• London||126 miles (203 km)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||East of England|
Saxlingham is a village located in the civil parish of Field Dalling in the English county of Norfolk. It lies 13.1 miles (21 km) west of Cromer, 26 miles (42 km) north-west of Norwich, 3.6 miles (5.8 km) west of the town of Holt and 126 miles (203 km) north-east of London.
Transport and governance
The nearest railway station is at Sheringham, on the Bittern Line, which provides trains about once an hour between Sheringham, Cromer and Norwich. The nearest air services are at Norwich International Airport.
The village name means "homestead or village of Seaxel's or Seaxhelm's people".
The Parish Church of Saint Margaret was constructed mainly in the 15th century. It was extensively restored by a benefactor, Sir Alfred Jodrell, in 1896, giving it an appearance of far more recent construction.
Inside the church is a font dating from the 15th century and an ironbound chest of the same period. In a niche is an alabaster figure of an Elizabethan lady kneeling on a tasselled cushion, the daughter of Sir Christopher Heydon.
To the east of the church stands the once ruined Heydon Hall, built in 1581–1584 and home of Sir John Heydon II before he decamped to Baconsthorpe Castle. It is Grade I listed and its gardens Grade II* listed on the National Heritage List for England. The house was recently restored and renamed and is now a private residence.
- Ordnance Survey (2002). OS Explorer Map 251 - Norfolk Coast Central. ISBN 0-319-21887-2.
-  Retrieved 28 February 2020.
- The Domesday Book, Englands Heritage, Then and Now, Editor: Thomas Hinde,Norfolk page 193 ISBN 1-85833-440-3
- Arthur Mee: The King's England, Norfolk, p. 269 ISBN 0-340-15061-0
- Historic England, "Heydon Hall (1372695)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 23 December 2016
- Historic England, "Heydon Hall (1000187)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 23 December 2016
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