TM0469 : Westhorpe St Margaret's Church

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

Westhorpe St Margaret's Church
Westhorpe St Margaret's Church
This church has much to interest the visitor. The top of the tower has a chequer-work pattern parapet but no crenellations. In the south porch is a stoup and on the door a ring-handle 600 years old. The nave roof is a braced tiebeam construction with intermediate hammerbeams. The chancel has a simple scissor-frame roof. Beneath the tower, the door to the bell chamber is heavily iron-clad as is the parish chest. The octagonal font is plain and stands on a double brick plinth. Interestingly, I believe the Royal Arms are originally much earlier than George II whose initials they bear. They have been over-painted from Charles I, but are dated 1605 for James I. In the chancel is a railed-off monument to Maurice Barrow (1666). Pre-dating most other things in the church is the 14th century arched recess in memory of Henry Elmham (1330)
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TM0469, 21 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 12 March, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 14 July, 2010
Category
Church   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 043 692 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:16.9772N 0:59.6216E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 043 691
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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