TF9813 : The church of St Nicholas - rood screen detail

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

The church of St Nicholas - rood screen detail
The church of St Nicholas - rood screen detail
Detail of St Withburga as depicted on medieval rood screen. Perhaps the most famous person associated with Dereham is St Withburga, 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. The other tower is the central tower of the cruciform church itself. The location of St Withburga's well is denoted by the wrought iron fence surrounding it - the detached bell tower can be seen at right > TF9813 : The church of St Nicholas. A medieval rood screen depicting six saints on its panels has survived. The church houses one of only 40-odd existing seven sacrament 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:
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Date Taken
Thursday, 26 April, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 3 March, 2008
Category
Church interior   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 986 133 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:40.8627N 0:56.2532E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 986 133
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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