We had a stroll around the village of Lilbourne and came across an 8th century church – All Saints. (see http://www.lilbourne.com/index.php/churchhistory.html )
Of course the main reason we go to Lilbourne is for the house-that-turned-into-a-pub, the Head of Steam. No food, just a brilliant little pub serving lots of real ale. One such ale was called “ What the Foxes Hat?” an odd name but not one to shout too loudly or indeed too quickly!
There’s a Motte & Bailey, in fact 2 of these! One was a siege castle. All very interesting. Our own village of Yelvertoft also has an All Saints church but much later – see http://www.yelvertoft.org.uk/All%20Saints and http://www.britainexpress.com/counties/norfolk/churches/yelvertoft.htm
There’s quite a few ancient churches around – esp one at Ashby St Ledgers: http://www.britainexpress.com/attractions.htm?attraction=4537
Plenty to entice you over here? Cheers