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 referenceTG4170508020
Civil parish
  • Halvergate
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNORWICH
Postcode districtNR13
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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. ^ Historic England. "REMAINS OF CHURCH OF ST PETER AND ST PAUL (1372727)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 15 March 2014.
  2. ^ Ash, Russell (1973). Folklore, Myths and Legends of Britain. Reader's Digest Association Limited. p. 247. ISBN 9780340165973.
  3. ^ Historic England. "STRACEY ARMS WINDPUMP (1051459)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 15 March 2014.