TG1222 : Chancel Stained glass window, St Michael and All Angels' church, Booton

taken 3 years ago, near to The Grove, Norfolk, Great Britain

Chancel Stained glass window, St Michael and All Angels' church, Booton
Chancel Stained glass window, St Michael and All Angels' church, Booton
Depicting the Annunciation to Zachariah.

Glass by Cox, Sons and Buckley, assisted by the glaziers Purchase and Booker. Circa 1891.
St Michael and All Angels' church, Booton
Grade II*listed

Before the current church, there was an old church with a west tower, nave and chancel and the current church was built on its site. It was built by Whitwell Elwin, its rector and designer, between 1876 and 1900. It is remarkable that he was not an architect and unable to draw. He took many of his ideas from other churches which he visited extensively.

The church is built in knapped Flint and stone with steeply pitched tiled roofs.
There are two diagonally set west towers, nave, chancel, north porch, and south vestry.
The nave has a hammerbeam roof with carved Angels and there is linenfold dado panelling around the walls.
There is a large window above chancel arch, similar to one at Lichfield Cathedral.

The stained glass in the church is by Cox, Sons and Buckley, circa 1880 assisted by Purchase and Booker. Many of the windows feature Angels. Elwin disliked pre-Raphaelite glass.
There are few monuments and small brasses preserved from the old church. A 14th century statue of a virgin and child was found during construction and was put in the porch.
The chancel furnishings are very rich, but somewhat outdated for the time.
Unfortunately the vestry, which contains further stained glass and other interesting architectural features, is kept locked.

In 1987 the church was vested in the Churches Conservation Trust, and repairs have subsequently been carried out.
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Monday, 4 July, 2016
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