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Did you know that the round tower of St Andrew’s Church at East Lexham, seven miles from Swaffham, is thought to be the oldest Saxon tower in England? Adjoining a later church the simple round tower is in open country and dates from roughly 900AD. It has a very few tiny windows, speaking perhaps of defensive duties in its younger days.

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