TG1236 : St Mary's church - wallpainting

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

St Mary's church - wallpainting
St Mary's church - wallpainting
The earliest parts of St Mary's church > TG1236 : St Mary, Baconsthorpe, Norfolk - East end date from the 13th century; after the collapse of the tower in 1739 some repairs were carried out but by 1768 the church was described as being in a ruinous and deplorable state but the church was extensively restored during the 19th century. 15th century pew backs were incorporated into the tower screen; the font dates from the 19th century. Some of the south aisle windows have stained glass insets > TG1236 : St Mary's church - stained glass bearing the arms of the Haydon family; these shields were removed from > TG1238 : Baconsthorpe Castle, largely destroyed in 1650, after a long siege by roundhead troops. The window at the east end of the south aisle is completely blocked by the Haydon memorial above the tomb of Sir William Haydon (d. 1523)and his wife, Ann Woodhouse > TG1236 : St Mary's church - south aisle. A small 14th century wallpainting depicting a cockerel (seen here), Chanticleer - who features in Shakespeare's and Chaucer's writings, is hidden high up on one of the arches of the south arcade. The church is open every day.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 1 August, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 20 March, 2008
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Church interior   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 127 368 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:53.2309N 1:9.6398E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 127 368
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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