TF9813 : The church of St Nicholas - baptismal font

taken 11 years ago, near to Dereham, Norfolk, Great Britain

The church of St Nicholas - baptismal font
The church of St Nicholas - baptismal font
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 at right; the wrought iron fence in the foreground denotes the location of st Withburga's well > 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 sacrament fonts (seen here), installed in 1468, with eight saints carved on its stem. For more information see:
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Date Taken
Thursday, 26 April, 2007   (more nearby)
Monday, 3 March, 2008
Church interior   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 986 133 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:40.8576N 0:56.2440E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 987 133
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