TF9402 : Medieval altar stone (stone mensa)

taken 9 years ago, near to Carbrooke, Norfolk, Great Britain

Medieval altar stone (stone mensa)
Medieval altar stone (stone mensa)
Dug up in the churchyard; it has the usual five consecration crosses, one carved near each corner and one at its centre.

TF9402 : The church of St Peter & St Paul stands on an elevation in the village of Carbrooke (its 99 feet/30 metres high tower can be seen for many miles), adjacent to a pasture where the Carbrooke Commandery once stood TF9502 : Site of former Knights Hospitallers Commandery; here the Knights Hospitallers collected alms for pilgrims to Jerusalem and the military duties that arose from their care and shelter. The church houses East Anglia's oldest identifiable coffin slabs, both bearing the cross marks of the Knights Templar, and presumed to mark the graves of Mathilda, the widow of Roger, Earl of Clare, who founded the Commandery in about 1193, and their son James > TF9402 : Norfolk's earliest identifiable tomb slabs. The north porch has been blocked; the entrance into the church leads through the ogee-arched south doorway TF9402 : The church of St Peter & St Paul - south doorway. The hammerbeam roof with figures of angels dates from the 15th century as does the (restored) rood screen > TF9402 : The church of St Peter & St Paul - rood screen. A medieval altar stone (seen here) with five consecration crosses, one in each corner and one in its centre, forms the altar in the north aisle. A memorial commemorating a former rector's daughter (died in 1932) can be seen on the east wall > TF9402 : The church of St Peter & St Paul - memorial. The church is kept locked. For more information see: LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Saturday, 1 March, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 2 March, 2008
Category
Church interior   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 949 022 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:34.9635N 0:52.5896E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 949 022
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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