TF7343 : The church of All Saints - rood screen dado

taken 11 years ago, near to Thornham, Norfolk, Great Britain

The church of All Saints - rood screen dado
The church of All Saints - rood screen dado
Eight panels of the rood screen dado (north). See > Link for a wider view.

The church of All Saints > Link - Link - Link was extensively restored during the 19th century because the building had become quite dilapidated. The south door with its wicket gate, however, dates from the 15th century > Link - Link. A small carving at its top depicts a fox preaching to geese. The restored hammerbeam roof rests on corbels rescued from the old building > Link and there are a number of other medieval survivals, perhaps the most noteworthy being the carved bench ends with poppy heads such as the depictions of three passing vices (gluttony: a drunkard > Link - anger: man holding a knife > Link - sloth: a man praying the rosary but falling asleep > Link - all standing in the open jaws of hell), a mermaid, a chalice, a variety of animals, a ship in sail > Link and a post mill > Link. Only the rood screen dado has survived but it is one of only a few examples depicting not the 12 apostles but Old Testament prophets with scrolls > Link - Link. The C15 font is carved with shields > Link. Of interest are also a few small brasses, C17 ledger stones >Link and a fragment of Elizabethan text on the west wall. The church is open every day. For more information see: LinkExternal link

The model of a windmill > Link in a glass display case at the west end of the south aisle shows the mill which once stood by the harbour until it was destroyed in 1929 in galeforce winds.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 5 June, 2008   (more nearby)
Friday, 6 June, 2008
Church interior   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 733 434 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:57.6288N 0:34.7918E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 733 434
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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