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Carbrooke History & Heritage

Carbrooke Angels

Carbrooke, Norfolk is a small agricultural village. It has a surprising and fascinating history, with influences through the centuries from around the world. The aim of this website is to bring together this information. If you have any comments, information, anecdotes or photographs to share, please contact us

We have long been aware of the Angels adorning the ceiling of our Church, in both wood and stone. But it wasn't until 2018, when a member of the heritage group and keen photographer took photographs of the Angels, that we realised how detailed they were. Each is individually carved and decorated.(below a selection of the Carbrooke Angels)

Carbrooke Angel 1Carbrooke Angel 2Carbrooke Angel 3Carbrooke Angel 4Carbrooke Angel 5

Carbrooke Church is one of the 'Angel Roof' churches in East Anglia. It is a very large building, (originally a Commanderie for the Knights Hospitallers in Norfolk). As such, the ceiling is extremely high and inaccessible.

A book The Angel Roofs of East Anglia: Unseen Masterpieces of the Middle Ages by Michael Rimmer  gives further reading.

And here we have some more, 'Carbrooke Angels'.

Nativity Angels 1938

Above Church Nativity play 2008

Nativity Angel 2008

Above 'The Miracle Birth' 1938

Teddy AngelThis is Angel Teddy in the Carbrooke Teddy Trail


Page Last Updated 11.10.2020