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Burnham Deepdale and onto Titchwell Marsh

Moving on next morning, we made our way to Titchwell Nature Reserve, stopping at this unique church on the way in the village of Burnham Deepdale. Three things make this church stand out, and they are its Saxon round tower, its Norman Font, and its collection of medieval glass. There are two stunning windows in the porch, one on either side of the passage. The two windows are known as the Sun Window and the Moon Window for the small figures that appear in the top light of each. These windows may have been made to flank a Crucifixion scene. The moon figure is quite obviously a lunar body, while the sun is represented by a cherubic youth with curly golden hair. Mixed among the glass fragments is an inscription reading 'Death is thy sting'. Inside the church are more beautiful medieval windows. In the north aisle is a stunning window decorated with richly coloured glass fragments.  Unfortunately, my images do not do the windows` colours justice. I needed