TM1570 : Occold St. Michael's church

taken 10 years ago, near to Occold, Suffolk, Great Britain

Occold St. Michael's church
Occold St. Michael's church
The church has Norman origins but little remains to be seen. A slit window in the north wall is partially covered by the wall of the ‘new’ vestry. On the south side, there is a lovely hood-mould over the chancel window. There is little else to see outside except the SE buttress, which is parting company with the tower. A rather plain font is awaiting a carver; the cover is in the form of a crown. The Royal Arms are of Charles II and the lion is straight from Oz. Behind the lovely old richly carved (1620) pulpit, complete with sounding board, is a 14th century piscina. There are four traceried panels that probably once formed part of the rood screen. In the sanctuary is a single misericorde. Nearby is the piscina with cusped arch and a somewhat expected dropped-sill style sedilia.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 17 September, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 16 June, 2010
Category
Church   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 156 708 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:17.6067N 1:9.6262E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 156 708
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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