TG2701 : All Saints church, Poringland

taken 1 year ago, near to Poringland, Norfolk, Great Britain

All Saints church, Poringland
All Saints church, Poringland
Medieval stained glass in the east window > LinkExternal link. A figure depicting Christ as "The Man of Sorrows" exhibiting his wounds and wearing a crown of thorns > LinkExternal link can be seen in the central light. Some controversy exists regarding the identity of the flanking figures. It is thought that the figure to the left > LinkExternal link is the Angel Gabriel (his head has been replaced) from an Annunciation scene, based on the fact that the scroll reads "(Ave Mar(ia) gracia plena Dominus tec(um)." The figure to the right (seen here) is believed to depict Christ, not John the Baptist as previously thought, showing the marks of nails on his feet and carrying a resurrection banner.

All Saints church > LinkExternal link - LinkExternal link has a round tower of Norman origins with a later bell stage. There were altogether four stages of building, re-building and renovations. The nave, as we see it now, was built between the 14th and 15th centuries when the clerestory was added. The red-brick porch is a 19th century addition and adjoining in the northwest is a 20th century octagonal meeting room > LinkExternal link. The church was extensively restored in the 19th century but the C15 font with 8 carved panels and 4 seated lions carved into the supporting stem remains, as do several panes of medieval glass which were reset in the east window. Although the pews were replaced during the 19th century restoration the carved poppy heads were retained and fixed to the ends of the new seating. The central figure depicts Christ the Man of Sorrows > LinkExternal link. Fragments of medieval glass can also be seen in some of the other windows > LinkExternal link. Sadly, this interesting church is kept vigilantly locked and can only be visited during (or shortly after) a service. For more information see: LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Monday, 31 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Monday, 31 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Religious sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2708 0171 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:33.9476N 1:20.9480E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2706 0171
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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