TF8807 : St Andrew's church in Holme Hale - bench end

taken 7 years ago, near to Holme Hale, Norfolk, Great Britain

St Andrew's church in Holme Hale - bench end
St Andrew's church in Holme Hale - bench end
The two villages of Holme and Hale were consolidated after the Black death had decimated the population everywhere across the country. Both village churches were dedicated to St Andrew. Hale church, the older of the two buildings, was extended whilst the church at Holme was eventually abandoned. St Andrew's church > LinkExternal link at Holme Hale as we see it today dates mainly from the 14th and 15th centuries although some parts of the structure are much older. The octagonal baptismal font > LinkExternal link is original and dates from the 14th century. Most of the internal woodwork, including the hammerbeam nave roof, dates from the 15th century. The pews with straight-topped ends are believed to be unique in Norfolk. Each recess has a carving, one depicting an elephant > LinkExternal link , another a squirrel, a unicorn, a bear, wolves, birds of prey and a grinning devil > LinkExternal link. The 15th century rood screen has two intricately carved wheels > LinkExternal link in the tracery above its door.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 13 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 14 June, 2010
Category
Church interior   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 887 074 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:37.9355N 0:47.2156E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 887 075
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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