TF6841 : St Mary's church in Old Hunstanton - view from the SW

taken 8 years ago, near to Old Hunstanton, Norfolk, Great Britain

St Mary's church in Old Hunstanton - view from the SW
St Mary's church in Old Hunstanton - view from the SW
St Mary's church, situated in the grounds of Hunstanton Hall, is one of the largest churches in the area LinkExternal link. It was built by Sir Hamon le Strange in about 1300 and has the unusual feature of having its tower now located at the western corner of the north aisle (indicating that the present-day north aisle once used to be the original church) - a result of extensive rebuilding and restoration work during the 19th century by architect Frederick Preedy. Older survivals are the early Norman font > LinkExternal link and the medieval rood screen depicting the 12 apostles > LinkExternal link - LinkExternal link. An altar tomb to Henry le Strange (d. 1485) and his wife Katerine is located in a recess in the north chapel wall > LinkExternal link and the altar tomb at the east end of the north aisle once covered the grave of Sir Roger le Strange in the centre of the chancel > LinkExternal link. The stained glass windows > LinkExternal link - LinkExternal link date from the 19th century as does the carved stone pulpit > LinkExternal link. The church is open every day. For more information see: LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Friday, 2 July, 2010   (more nearby)
Saturday, 3 July, 2010
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 689 419 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:56.8947N 0:30.7823E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 688 419
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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