Tunstall, Norfolk

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Tunstall
Stracey Arms 2003.jpg
Stacey Arms windpump
Tunstall is located in Norfolk
Tunstall
Tunstall
Tunstall shown within Norfolk
OS grid reference TG4170508020
Civil parish
  • Halvergate
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NORWICH
Postcode district NR13
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
UK
England
Norfolk
52°36′58″N 1°34′08″E / 52.616°N 1.569°E / 52.616; 1.569Coordinates: 52°36′58″N 1°34′08″E / 52.616°N 1.569°E / 52.616; 1.569

Tunstall is a village within the civil parish of Halvergate in the Broadland district of Norfolk, England. It lies some 14 miles (22.5 km) south-east of Norwich alongside the River Bure.

The partly ruined church of St Mary

The ruinous mediaeval parish church of St Peter and St Paul is a grade II* listed building. Although repaired 1705 and extended in 1853, only the chancel is now usable.[1] According to local legend, the church's bells were stolen by the Devil. He plunged with them into a nearby boggy pool, whence their tolling can occasionally be heard.[2]

The Stracey Arms Windpump was once used to drain the surrounding marshland into the River Bure. A grade II* listed building, it is now maintained by the Norfolk Windmills Trust and is a visitor attraction.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Name: REMAINS OF CHURCH OF ST PETER AND ST PAUL List entry Number: 1372727". English Heritage. Retrieved 15 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Ash, Russell (1973). Folklore, Myths and Legends of Britain. Reader's Digest Association Limited. p. 247. ISBN 9780340165973. 
  3. ^ "Name: STRACEY ARMS WINDPUMP List entry Number: 1051459". English Heritage. Retrieved 15 March 2014.