Inside is a brass for Geoffrey and Alice Boleyn (1440) anncestors of the Boleyns or Bullens who lived in the village as early as 1318, before acquiring Blickling Hall. Anne Boleyn was of course the ill fated wife of Henry VIII who was executed by her husband after having been found guilty of adultery and incest with her brother George Boleyn.
It has been rumoured that Anne Boleyn
is buried at this church, though her heart was said to
have been discovered in 1836 in the south wall of the
church of Elvedon Park, near Thetford.
It was originally the railway line
linking Themelthorpe to Aylsham, which finally closed in
1985 due to lack of profitability. It was
re-opened as a footpath/bridleway/cycle path and named
after Mr. William Marriott who was its chief engineer
and manager of the M&GN system for 41 years.