TG4814 : St Michael's church in Ormesby

taken 8 years ago, near to Ormesby st Michael, Norfolk, Great Britain

St Michael's church in Ormesby
St Michael's church in Ormesby
St Michael's church was built from stone and flint in the 13th and 14th centuries. The church benefits from the Town Lands Trust, which consists of land in the parish gifted by Wm Manning, parts of which houses holiday chalets. The income from these has enabled much work to be done on the church. The church has been extensively restored in the 19th century but has retained the original font > LinkExternal link. The most noteworthy features of St Michael's are three stained glass windows made by Henry Holiday (1839-1927) who was originally employed as a glass designer at Powell's and set up his own workshop in 1891. His work was much influenced by Sir Edward Burne Jones. The east window > LinkExternal link depicts the Madonna and Child. It was selected to feature as the Post Office’s 2009 1st Class Christmas stamp > LinkExternal link. The window in the chancel north wall > LinkExternal link dates from around 1911 and depicts Charity. The window in the chancel south wall > LinkExternal link was installed in around 1898 and depicts Faith.

Stone faces can be found on the north wall of the church, one of which is of particular interest since it is believed to be the earliest known representation of a Norfolk Horn sheep > LinkExternal link - LinkExternal link.
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Date Taken
Friday, 9 July, 2010   (more nearby)
Monday, 12 July, 2010
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 480 148 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:40.4821N 1:40.0830E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 480 148
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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