The church of St. Mary the Virgin is
located slightly outside the village of Old Hunstanton.
Sign posted from the coastal road, it resides down a
winding lane beside a duck thronged pool.
Here you will find graves and
memorials to the Le Strange family, the squires and
lords of the manor hereabouts. Whose ancestor Roland le
Strange came over from France in 1100. In the corner of
the church is a great table tomb to Sir Roger le Strange
1506 and in the chancel a canopied tomb of Henry le
Located in the churchyard are the graves of two men,
both of whom were killed by smugglers. The graves are
clearly marked with white-painted boards. William Green
whose epitaph reads "Here lie the mangled remains of
poor William Green, an Honest Officer of the Government,
who in the faithful discharge of his duty was inhumanely
murdered by a gang of Smugglers in this Parish,
September 27th, 1784".
Close by is another gravestone to Wlliam Webb, his
epitaph reads "In memory of William Webb, late of the
15th D'ns, who was shot from his Horse by a party of
Smugglers on the 26 of Sepr. 1784. I am not dead but
sleepeth here, And when the Trumpet Sound I will appear.
Four balls thro' me Pearced there way: Hard it was. I'd
no time to pray This stone that here you Do see My
Comerades Erected for the sake of me".