TM0381 : St Andrew's church - lady chapel east window (detail)

near to South Lopham, Norfolk, Great Britain

St Andrew's church - lady chapel east window (detail)
St Andrew's church - lady chapel east window (detail)
The earliest part of St Andrew's church > LinkExternal link - LinkExternal link is Saxon and the little round window near the north-west corner of the building, high up on the wall, dates from this time. The magnificent tower - it is 20 metres high and the largest Norman church tower in East Anglia - was completed around 1120, in Norman times. It is believed that it was probably built by William Bigod, Earl of Norfolk, who gave the church into the care of the Monks of Thetford Priory. The chancel, as we see it today, was added in the 14th century > LinkExternal link. During the 15th century the nave roof was heightened and some the carved bench ends > LinkExternal link under the tower date from this time. The stained glass window in the lady chapel > LinkExternal link commemorates Lopham's traditional industry of linen weaving. The C14 octagonal font > LinkExternal link is decorated with carved tracery patterns. The font cover dates from the 17th century. South Lopham church is in fact dedicated to St Nicholas but has been known as St Andrew's church since 1829, when a history book mistakenly described it as such.
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2009
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Tuesday, 10 November, 2009   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 10 November, 2009
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Stained glass window   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! TM 039 817 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:23.7561N 0:59.7716E
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