TG2608 : The ruins of St Andrew's church, Thorpe St Andrew

taken 10 years ago, near to Thorpe st Andrew, Norfolk, Great Britain

The ruins of St Andrew's church, Thorpe St Andrew
The ruins of St Andrew's church, Thorpe St Andrew
Two churches > Link stand in the churchyard of St Andrew's: the old church dating from the 13th century, now in ruins, was only 25 yards (23 metres) long and seven yards (6.5 metres) wide, and the entrance into the church was through the tower. When in 1864 it was agreed to build a new parish church the old building was abandoned and turned into a picturesque ruin. The new church can be reached by following the path that leads through the tower of the old church > Link.

The architect for the new church > Link which was consecrated in 1866 was Thomas Jekyll. The memorials > Link on the walls of the old church were removed and placed inside the tower of the new. The new church also houses the original 13th century font > Link and the design of the chancel screen > Link - installed in 1920 as a war memorial - is based on the screen in the old church. It is believed to be the first screen to have been erected in Norfolk since the Reformation. The screen panels are painted with the apostles but their faces are those of religious and political leaders > Link at the turn of the 20th century. The glass in the rose window > Link - made by the King workshop in Norwich - was inserted in 1969. Its central circle of symbols represent the twelve apostles.
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Date Taken
Monday, 20 September, 2010   (more nearby)
Monday, 20 September, 2010
Church (ruined)   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 261 084 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:37.6175N 1:20.3593E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 261 085
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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