TL8559 : All Saints' church in Hawstead - painted chancel roof

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

All Saints' church in Hawstead - painted chancel roof
All Saints' church in Hawstead - painted chancel roof
A church is documented to have stood on this site since at least from 1086. The chancel dates from around 1300 and the tower was completed in 1510 but the church > LinkExternal link as we see it today was substantially rebuilt during the 16th century, retaining the Norman north > LinkExternal link and south doorways. The church is of note because of the many monuments it houses, most commemorating members of the Drury family, the major landowners in the area. The oldest, dating from 1271, is the effigy of a knight > LinkExternal link. It commemorates Sir Eustace Fitz-Eustace, lord of the manor of Hawstead. Sir Robert Drury's monument > LinkExternal link adjoins it on the north side of the sanctuary, and on the opposite wall is his daughter > LinkExternal link Elizabeth, d 1510, aged 14. Sir Thomas Cullum's memorial (1664) > LinkExternal link can be seen to the west of it. The ceilured roof above is painted with Marian monograms. Two panels of C17 Flemish glass > LinkExternal link have been reset into one of the nave north windows. All other stained glass > LinkExternal link dates from the 19th and early 20th century. Most of the windows were designed by Henry Holiday and produced for Powell & Sons. Medieval survivals include the original hammerbeam roof, adorned with carved angels, in the nave and fragments of a mural on the west wall. A rare survival can be found affixed to the chancel screen - it is a sanctus bell stirrup that still contains the (possibly) original bell > LinkExternal link. The baptismal font > LinkExternal link dates from the 13th century.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 24 November, 2010   (more nearby)
Thursday, 25 November, 2010
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 8558 5929 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:12.0357N 0:42.8498E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 8556 5929
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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