TM0495 : St Mary's church

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

St Mary's church
St Mary's church
Originally a cruciform-shaped church, the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary dates from Saxon times, when St Edmund spent a year with priests at Attleborough before his coronation in 856. The church was partitioned off at the chancel for the use of a college of five priests in 1386. At the dissolution of the monasteries the college was closed and the chancel demolished. Consecration crosses survive from the original date of the building and there is a fragmented wall painting depicting St Christopher above the south doorway. The rood screen, with rood loft above, extends across both aisles and tower arch dates from 1475 and depicts St John the Baptist, St Mary, St John the Evangelist, St Thomas a Becket, the Holy Trinity and St Bartholomew. The shields of the 24 bishoprics above were added later. The large wall painting above the screen was created for the college of priests around 1500. The two Norman windows were reopened and embellished with pseudo-Norman stonework in 1844.
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TM0495, 152 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 23 February, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 24 February, 2008
Category
Church   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 049 953 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:31.0659N 1:1.1091E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 049 954
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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