TF7613 : The church of St Mary in Narford

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

The church of St Mary in Narford
The church of St Mary in Narford
Narford village once consisted of more than 100 houses but by 1901 only 119 inhabitants remained and the number has more than halved since then. From the 20th century onwards St Mary's church was rarely used, and after some lead was stolen from the roof the building fell into disrepair. In 2000 the church, which adjoins Narford Hall and is accessible via a farm track, was restored with grants from English Heritage and the Norfolk Churches Trust. The earliest feature inside the church is a 13th century armrest in the chancel. The aisles were added during the 14th century, and construction of the clerestory followed at some later time. The church was extensively restored in Victorian times and the top of the tower largely rebuilt in 1857/58. Two panels which commemorate Caroline (d 1857), wife of Andrew Fountaine of Narford Hall > Link can be seen incorporated into the traceried parapet > Link. The font > Link is medieval and has a wooden cover in the Jacobean style. The pulpit > Link has panels also carved in the Jacobean style. The pews that were removed in a late 19th century restoration were never replaced which explains the current scarcity of seating in the nave.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 17 April, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 21 April, 2010
Category
Church   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 764 137 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:41.5664N 0:36.5689E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 764 137
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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