The only surviving remains in England of a priory of canons of the Holy Sepulchre, who aided pilgrims to Christ’s tomb. The ruined nave of their 14th-or 15th-century church, later used as a barn, survives.
Read more about the history of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Before You Go
Parking: There is no car park for the church but it is possible to park on nearby roads.
Facilities: There are no facilities at the church but it is close to the centre of Thetford so there are public toilets, shops and places to eat nearby.
Dogs: Dogs on leads are welcome.
Plan a Great Day Out
Why not travel on to the fascinating Grime's Graves, eight miles to the northwest and the only Neolithic flint mine open to visitors in Britain?
A 10-minute walk from the church is Thetford Priory, one of the largest and most important monasteries in medieval East Anglia that was the burial site of the earls and dukes of Norfolk for nearly 400 years. Just outside Thetford you can also find Thetford Warren Lodge which once protected game keepers and hunting parties against armed poachers.
For more ideas of places to visit in the area, visit the heritage-related pages on Thetford Town Council's website.