TG1323 : St Agnes' church - west doorway detail

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

St Agnes' church - west doorway detail
St Agnes' church - west doorway detail
Dragon carved in one of the spandrels. There is a Green Man holding a club carved in the other. See > LinkExternal link for a full view.

St Agnes' church > LinkExternal link is a large building which is probably best viewed from a distance > LinkExternal link. The church was built by the de la Poles during the 15th century. Inside, the nave has a largely unrestored hammerbeam roof retaining traces of its original colour; each post supports a large carved standing angel with outspread wings and more angels line the cornice and the apex > LinkExternal link. The tall C16 rood screen > LinkExternal link - LinkExternal link - believed to have been painted by at least three different Flemish artists - has 16 panels depicting saints, with four additional panels depicting St Jerome, St Ambrose, St Augustine and St Gregory, forming the screen doors > LinkExternal link . Above the chancel arch the red background to the former rood can still be seen, the location of the cross outlined in white. In the south transept there is a C15 wall painting of St Agnes > LinkExternal link. Fragments of C15 Norwich School stained glass are set into one of the windows > LinkExternal link. The pulpit is C15 as is the font > LinkExternal link. There are several misericords > LinkExternal link in the chancel, the benches have poppyheads and some carved figures > LinkExternal link - LinkExternal link - LinkExternal link. The church is open every day. For more information see: LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Friday, 25 May, 2007   (more nearby)
Saturday, 5 July, 2008
Church detail   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 133 238 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:46.2090N 1:9.7087E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 133 238
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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