TM4797 : St Margaret's church - view east

taken 9 years ago, near to Herringfleet, Suffolk, Great Britain

St Margaret's church - view east
St Margaret's church - view east
The round tower of St Margaret's church > LinkExternal link is believed to have been built in two stages between the years 980 and 1080. The chancel was constructed around 1080 and in the 13th century the nave was built which connected the chancel with the until then free-standing tower. Canons from the Priory at the top of Herringfleet Hills served the church until 1537. In the late 16th century the tower was somewhat lowered. Extensive changes were made in the 1820s when the stained glass still in place today was put into the east window by Henry Mussenden Leathes, lord of the manor at Herringfleet Hall. At the same time the church was completely refurbished. The carved font > LinkExternal link was given in 1860. The east window > LinkExternal link contains glass of different periods, ranging from the late 14th to the early 18th century. The great majority comes from buildings in Cologne but some of it is derived from other sources, all of German origins. The window also contains glass made by Robert Allen > LinkExternal link of Lowestoft, who owned a glass factory and produced so-called picture glass in the late18th/early 19th century.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 24 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Friday, 25 September, 2009
Church interior   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 476 978 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:31.3150N 1:38.9726E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 476 978
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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