TL9585 : St Mary's church - the towerless nave

taken 9 years ago, near to Bridgham, Norfolk, Great Britain

St Mary's church - the towerless nave
St Mary's church - the towerless nave
A church at this site is mentioned in the Domesday book but St Mary's > LinkExternal link as we see it today was built during the 15th century and its north porch > LinkExternal link is a good example of knapped flint and stone flushwork decoration. It is not known when the building lost its round tower. When antiquary Tom Martin visited the church in 1735 he recorded 'the steeple down'. The church bell is presently housed in a wooden bell turret. The church houses the original 15th century baptismal font > LinkExternal link with four seated lions against the stem and carved designs around the bowl which include a rare Holy Trinity and an even rarer Assumption of Our Lady, flanked by angels. The font cover dates from the 17th century. The church also retains the original C15 rood screen dado with painted panels and stencilled floral decorations > LinkExternal link and some of the benches in the nave date from this time also. At the west end there are two painted figures depicting Moses and Aaron > LinkExternal link which once accompanied a set of Commandment Boards behind the altar.
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TL9585, 83 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 6 February, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 8 February, 2010
Category
Church   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 958 857 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:26.0948N 0:52.7351E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 958 857
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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