St. Margaret's Church, Witton
The Parish of Witton spreads over quite a large area and is made up of farmland and woodland. The cottages and houses are dotted about throughout the village with an approx population of 100 people. There are no shops or public houses but there is a nice well used Village Hall which is used by the Women's Institute, Carpet Bowls and is also the venue for Cinema Evenings, Council Meetings and Coffee Mornings. The hall is also available for parties etc.
St. Margaret's Church stands alone among fields and woods in a narrow lane. It is the only round towered church in the Coastal Group and is much larger than it first looks from the outside.
In the early 14th century, the church was expanded but instead of rebuilding, the existing walls were heightened. The stair turret was built inside the church instead of in tower and the door to this is in the west wall beside a large converted barrel organ.
There are some early 18th century box pews in the aisle and an extraordinary 18th century monument to the wife of John Norris on the wall.
Although the congregation is small, they are very dedicated and active in arranging fund raising events.
The church is open daily for visitors to go inside and look around or just sit and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. Services are not held every week so please click on the services page for details.