Main Page | See live article | Alphabetical index


Walsingham a small market town in Norfolk, England, famed for its religious shrines in honour of the Virgin Mary.

Mid-way between Norwich and Kings Lynn, Walsingham became a major centre of pilgrimage in the eleventh century, following a vision of the Virgin Mary to Saxon noblewoman, Richeldis de Faverches. A priory was built on the site, which grew in importance until its destruction in the Dissolution of the Monasteries by Henry VIII in 1539

Since 1900 Anglican, Roman Catholic and Orthodox Marian shrines have been restored in Walsingham.

External links