TM2866 : St Mary's church in Dennington - the chancel

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

St Mary's church in Dennington - the chancel
St Mary's church in Dennington - the chancel
St Mary's church > LinkExternal link dates mainly from the 14th and 15th centuries, the flint and stone flushwork panelling on the porch dates from the 15th century. Inside, the building still has the original nave roof dating from the 1430s and most of the woodwork of the aisle roofs dates from the same time. The C14 font > LinkExternal link has a C15 cover. The pulpit > LinkExternal link dates from the 17th century. The church has a magnificent set of 15th century benches with carved backs and ends, poppyheads and armrests depicting animals and mythological creatures > LinkExternal link. A sciapod > LinkExternal link - these are mythological, dwarf-like creatures with a single, large foot that extends from one thick leg centred in the middle of their body (the Dennington sciapod has two feet) - can be seen carved into one of the bench ends -the carving is unique in an English church. Of great interest also are the complete and very well preserved C15 parclose screens including their original lofts > LinkExternal link. Only the base panels > LinkExternal link remain of the chancel screen. The St Margaret's chapel > LinkExternal link contains the Bardolph tomb > LinkExternal link which commemorates Sir William Phelip (Lord Bardolph), who fought with Henry V at Agincourt, and his wife. A monument with effigies of Sir Thomas Rous (d 1603) and his wife can be seen on the wall above. 14th century stained glass > LinkExternal link in its original position can be seen in the upper parts of some of the chancel windows. Suspended above the altar is a pyx (a container for holding or transporting the Eucharist) with its original C15 wooden canopy > LinkExternal link.
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Date Taken
Friday, 25 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 30 June, 2010
Church interior   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 281 669 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:15.1973N 1:20.4898E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TM 281 669
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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