TG0124 : St Nicholas' church - C13 baptismal font

taken 12 years ago, near to Twyford, Norfolk, Great Britain

St Nicholas' church - C13 baptismal font
St Nicholas' church - C13 baptismal font
The font cover was made in the early 20th century. Although St Nicholas' is situated right beside the busy A1067, nothing indicates that this is the location of a church; the surrounding brick wall and tall trees rather look as if they were forming the boundary of a manor, which in a way they are, because Twyford Manor is adjoining the church in the east and can be reached via a footpath from the churchyard > Link. St Nicholas' church > Link - Link - Link is built of flint conglomerate, brick and limestone; the red-brick porch tower > Link - too short to give away the church's presence from a distance - is topped by an ornate bell cupola and dated to 1732. The nave is what remains of a Saxon or Norman church building, the chancel was added in the 13th century. There was an extensive restoration in the 19th century and the rood screen > Link dates from that time, as does the carved alabaster reredos > Link. The stained glass east window > Link is early 20th century. Older survivals are the C13 font (seen here) and the ribbed, three-centred wooden south door. Fragments of medieval stained glass were reset into one of the nave north windows > Link. The church is kept locked but a key is available at request. For more information see: LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 22 July, 2008   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 23 July, 2008
Church interior   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 017 246 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:46.8931N 0:59.3556E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 016 246
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