TG2701 : All Saints church, Poringland

taken 8 months ago, near to Poringland, Norfolk, Great Britain

All Saints church, Poringland
All Saints church, Poringland
On the wall above a small altar in the nave, this is a late medieval Italian altar piece (source: Simon Knott, Norfolk Churches > LinkExternal link

All Saints church > LinkExternal link - LinkExternal link has a round tower of Norman origins with a later bell stage. There were altogether four stages of building, re-building and renovations. The nave, as we see it now, was built between the 14th and 15th centuries when the clerestory was added. The red-brick porch is a 19th century addition and adjoining in the northwest is a 20th century octagonal meeting room > LinkExternal link. The church was extensively restored in the 19th century but the C15 font with 8 carved panels and 4 seated lions carved into the supporting stem remains, as do several panes of medieval glass which were reset in the east window. Although the pews were replaced during the 19th century restoration the carved poppy heads were retained and fixed to the ends of the new seating. The central figure depicts Christ the Man of Sorrows > LinkExternal link. Fragments of medieval glass can also be seen in some of the other windows > LinkExternal link. Sadly, this interesting church is kept vigilantly locked and can only be visited during (or shortly after) a service.
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Date Taken
Monday, 31 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Monday, 31 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Religious sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2708 0171 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:33.9476N 1:20.9480E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2706 0171
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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