TF6303 : Bexwell St Mary's church

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

Bexwell St Mary's church
Bexwell St Mary's church
There is a suggestion that the tower is early Norman with a number of blocked narrow round headed windows just below the octagonal stage. However there is also an east doorway about half way up which would indicate a Saxon date. Perhaps it was built during the transition period of the late 11th c. Lancets in the nave go some way to confirm this. The whole building is a mixture of carstone and sandstone with a small amount of brickwork in the 14th c. porch. A curious hollowed out stone can be seen in the lower part of a south buttress; an old Saxon font perhaps utilised as a building stone, inside perhaps another lies on a 13th c. grave slab, if you manage to gain entry, which is not easy. In the chancel is a 14th c. piscina and graduated sedilia. More interesting on the outside than on the inside.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 22 April, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 3 April, 2014
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 6313 0341 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:36.2391N 0:24.4482E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 6316 0341
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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