TM2398 : The ruined church of St Martin - east window

near to Shotesham, Norfolk, Great Britain

The ruined church of St Martin - east window
The ruined church of St Martin - east window
In medieval time none of the four churches in the parish - all within one kilometre of each other - were under local control. St Martin's church belonged to the Abbot of St Benet's, who had received it around the year 1050 by Edward the Confessor. In 1524 St Benet's exchanged the revenues of the parish for other revenues with the See Of Norwich and following the dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIII the church fell into ruin. Because of Henry's displeasure with the Abbot of St Benet's he ordered the fourth church in the parish - St Botolph's - to be razed to the ground, sparing St Martin's church thanks to less animosity towards the Bishop of Norwich. The ruin is situated on a small overgrown island by the junction of narrow lanes, a stone's throw south of St Mary's church > LinkExternal link with its ivy-clad tower is peeking over the surrounding trees.
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2009
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Thursday, 25 June, 2009   (more nearby)
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Friday, 26 June, 2009
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Church (ruined)   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! TM 238 986 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:32.3906N 1:17.9796E
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