TG2701 : All Saints church, Poringland - poppyhead

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

All Saints church, Poringland - poppyhead
All Saints church, Poringland - poppyhead
Although the pews were replaced during the 19th century restoration the carved medieval poppy heads were retained and fixed to the ends of the new seating. Some are decorated with tiny faces.

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. 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

Update: The church is currently open for quiet prayer (and to visitors who would like to see the interior) every Thursday from 10-12am.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 3 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Thursday, 10 August, 2017
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Religious sites 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2708 0169 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:33.9368N 1:20.9472E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2708 0171
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