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Plans to erect statue of Our Lady of Walsingham on outside wall of listed building

PUBLISHED: 17:08 27 March 2019 | UPDATED: 17:08 27 March 2019

How the statue would look on the outside of the wall. Picture: NNDC planning documents

How the statue would look on the outside of the wall. Picture: NNDC planning documents

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A statue of Our Lady of Walsingham could be mounted on the outside wall of a grade 2 listed building in the north Norfolk village.

The Our Lady of Walsingham statue.  Picture: NNDC planning documentsThe Our Lady of Walsingham statue. Picture: NNDC planning documents

A planning application has been submitted to North Norfolk District Council by Eileen Kavanagh, of St Damians, the Ark, in Friday Market.

The application states that “the moderate-sized statue” would have an existing light underneath it and would replace an existing exhibit.

It would measure 68.5cm in height, 21cm in breadth, and 38cm in width, and be in a wooden casing made of European oak.

The application states that “informal feedback from neighbours from doorstep conversations show no concern about the proposal”.

The Our Lady of Walsingham statue. Picture: NNDC planning documentsThe Our Lady of Walsingham statue. Picture: NNDC planning documents

The National Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham has been a place of pilgrimage since medieval times.

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