TG0008 : St Mary's Church in Whinburgh - tower

taken 10 years ago, near to Whinburgh, Norfolk, Great Britain

St Mary's Church in Whinburgh - tower
St Mary's Church in Whinburgh - tower
The Domesday Survey mentions a church in Whinburgh in 1086. The present church, St Mary's > LinkExternal link stands on the site of this earlier church close to a moated site on which once stood the manor house. The church dates mainly from the 13th century, its tower is situated at the south-west corner rather than at the west end and its bottom stage serves as the south porch. Another peculiarity is the location of the priest door which is in the chancel north wall, rather than in the south wall. An explanation might be found in the pre-Conquest tradition when these doors opened towards the manor house. The church was extensively restored in Victorian times and the chancel > LinkExternal link was rebuilt in 1886. The baptismal font > LinkExternal link is original and dates from the 14th century.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 29 January, 2008   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 29 January, 2008
Category
Religious buildings > Church tower   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 006 089 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:38.4662N 0:57.8044E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 006 089
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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