The Church

All Saints is a small rural church tucked away in the fields near Fakenham with only a few farm buildings nearby.

Inside however is one of Norfolk's most spectacular Norman fonts, carved with an array of tracery, geometric patterns and fantastic carved beasts.

The Solutions

Toftrees is only home to a relatively small number of bats and the numbers in the roost seem to be declining. However, as this is such a small church the roost has a significant impact on the interior, and along with various other problems makes the church incredibly difficult to clean and maintain.

Toftrees has taken part in a number of trials to manage the bat behaviour before joining the project. Working with Wild Wings Ecology, we have now created four enclosed roosting boxes in the south west corner and more roosting space in the low tower. These new roost areas will be monitored throughout summer 2021 and hopefully the bats can largely be excluded from the interior by summer 2022.

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If you’d like to contact or find out more about the church, visit their page on A Church Near You