TM2293 : St Catherine's church - Archbishop Rich (mural)

taken 9 years ago, near to Fritton, Norfolk, Great Britain

St Catherine's church - Archbishop Rich (mural)
St Catherine's church - Archbishop Rich (mural)
St Catherine's church > LinkExternal link - LinkExternal link - LinkExternal link is situated some distance away from the village of Fritton at the end of a short bridleway, and is surrounded by fields on all sides. Part of the round tower dates from Norman times as does the north doorway. Inside the church there is its original rood screen > LinkExternal link dated to 1510-1520. This screen was donated by John Bacon > LinkExternal link who is depicted with his wife and 14 children on two of the screen panels. The other panels show the four Latin Doctors (St Augustine, St Jerome, St Gregory, St Ambrose > LinkExternal link - all defaced) and St Simon and St Jude > LinkExternal link on the south side. Unicorns are carved in two of the spandrels > LinkExternal link. The upper part of the screen was added in the 20th century. The north wall features several murals which were uncovered in 1850. They depict St Christopher (made in 1506 and very faded) and St George > LinkExternal link. Two smaller murals were discovered in 1913, one possibly depicting Archbishop Rich (mid C13) and the other a consecration cross. The octagonal font is 15th century and the lions carved in its stem are possibly the most widely grinning lions in all of East Anglia > LinkExternal link. This church is open every day as are all the churches in the care of the Hempnall Group.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 14 June, 2009   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 16 June, 2009
Church interior   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 227 932 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:29.5153N 1:16.7828E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 227 932
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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