Discovering the Village and Parish
The parish of Worstead has two main claims to fame: it gave its name to the cloth called worsted; and the group of Baptist buildings in Meeting House Hill is unique among the remains of 19th Century non-conformity. However the parish has much more to offer, for instance to those interested in, say, archaeology, architecture, landscape, religious and social history. We have a rich heritage that deserves to be better known in and beyond our community.
The Worstead Heritage Map and Trails unveiled by the Worstead Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers at the Worstead Festival in July 2012 includes two trails of 40 sites many of which have links with the Wool Trade and Worsted cloth which made the village world famous.
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This document and accompanying map display in the churchyard have been produced by a local partnership, comprising the Worstead Parish Council, The Worstead PCC and The Worstead Guild of Weavers Spinners and Dyers through their project Spinning a Yarn in Worstead, a project funded by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund. Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Worstead Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers.