TM4899 : St Mary's church - porch and tower

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

St Mary's church - porch and tower
St Mary's church - porch and tower
Ashby is a small hamlet located on the Suffolk/Norfolk border. St Mary's church stands isolated surrounded by farmland about 0.4 mile south of a small, dispersed cluster of houses, which is all that is left of Ashby village. The village was deserted at around 1600. The church > LinkExternal link can be reached by a farm track which forms a section of the Angles Way, turning off Blocka Road by Ashby Hall farm > LinkExternal link where the Ashby village sign stands. The medieval village was located immediately to the north of the church > LinkExternal link. It was deserted around 1600. St Mary's is a flint church with a long nave and chancel in one, covered with a thatched roof, and a tower which is round for about 3 metres height at the base, and octagonal above > LinkExternal link. Nave and chancel > LinkExternal link date from the 13th century but there used to be an older church on this site. The font > LinkExternal link is Norman. The church is kept locked but a key is available.
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TM4899, 73 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 24 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 26 September, 2009
Category
Church   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 489 990 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:31.9472N 1:40.1667E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 489 990
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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