TF6303 : St Mary's church

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

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St Mary's church
St Mary's church
The RAF Bexwell Victoria Cross Memorial > Link can be seen in the foreground.

St Mary's is judged by architectural historians to be of Saxon origin. The church is built of carstone and flint and has a round tower with an octagonal top, believed to once have been higher. Interestingly, the tower has no stairs as in very early times ladders were used to access the upper floors which explains the doorways in the east and west walls. An archway of Saxon construction links the tower to the nave. The font dates from the 14th century. There are two Saxon windows in the north and south walls. During the 19th century the windows were changed - a lancet window was being put in the north wall and on the south side two early English and Perpendicular windows were blocked up and another lancet window was added where there had been an early English window. The church was restored and the floor was retiled during Victorian times.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 19 April, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 20 April, 2009
Category
Memorial > Memorial   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 630 034 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:36.2452N 0:24.4131E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 630 034
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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