TM4997 : St Mary's church - C15 rood screen

taken 8 years ago, near to Herringfleet, Suffolk, Great Britain

St Mary's church - C15 rood screen
St Mary's church - C15 rood screen
St Mary's church > LinkExternal link - LinkExternal link is situated in the grounds of Somerleyton Hall > LinkExternal link and can be accessed via a short driveway which turns off the B1074 (Blundeston Road). Built in the 14th century the church still contains a number of historic features, the oldest being a sepulchral altar tomb > LinkExternal link of dark marble which stands against the north chancel wall. It commemorates Sir Richard Jernegan, Privy Councellor to Henry VIII, who died in 1446. The rood screen dates from the 15th century and depicts 16 saints. The octagonal font > LinkExternal link dates from the early 15th century. A C17 memorial in black and white marble, commemorating Sir John Wentworth (lord of the manor during the time of Cromwell) and his wife, is on the north chancel wall > LinkExternal link. The church had fallen into disrepair by the beginning of the 19th century and was extensively restored by Sir Morton Peto, who took over the estate in 1844 and amongst many other works of improvement carried out the repairs to the church. St Mary's is open every day.
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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 492 971 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:30.9321N 1:40.3563E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 492 972
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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