TM1570 : Occold St. Michael's church

taken 9 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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