TF9813 : The church of St Nicholas

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

The church of St Nicholas
The church of St Nicholas
View up the tower. View from the SW. Perhaps the most famous person associated with Dereham is St Withburga > TF9813 : The church of St Nicholas - rood screen detail, who according to legend fled to Dereham after the death of her father King Anna at the battle of Blythburgh and was buried here. Her remains were supposedly removed by the monks of Ely to be reburied there. A sunken spring in the churchyard is known as St Withburga's well. St Nicholas church at first sight appears to have two towers, one of which is a detached 16th century bell tower (seen here at right) > TF9813 : The church of St Nicholas. The other tower is the central tower of the cruciform church itself. A medieval rood screen depicting six saints on its panels has survived. The church houses one of only 40-odd existing seven sacraments fonts, installed in 1468, with eight saints carved on its stem > TF9813 : The church of St Nicholas - baptismal font - TF9813 : The church of St Nicholas - baptismal font detail. For more information see: LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Thursday, 26 April, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 3 March, 2008
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Church interior   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 986 133 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:40.8576N 0:56.2440E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 986 133
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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