TG0617 : St Margaret's church

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

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St Margaret's church
St Margaret's church
St Margaret's church is set back from The Common and hidden from view by surrounding houses. It can be reached via Port Row, a path that leads past a row of cottages straight to the churchyard gate > Link. The church > Link - Link - Link was built in the 13th century; its porch is C15 and has a 17th century brick gable and the main door is still the original one, dating from the 15th century. The chancel was rebuilt in 1912 without altering its foundations; it is noticeably unaligned with the adjoining nave and it is believed that the church once used to have a north aisle and north arcading. The ringing gallery was added in 1991. A C13 Purbeck marble font survives > Link and a glass case on the chancel south wall contains the Lyng Pall, an altar cloth which was made from C15 vestments: two copes and chasuble in red, blue and amber velvet with intricate embroidery, depicting apostles, saints and angels standing on their wheels > Link - Link. A large figure depicting St Margaret, with a dragon at her feet, was created by Farrar Bell in 1968 and set in the centre light of the east window > Link - this is the only stained glass now in the church. The church is open every day. See also: LinkExternal link
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TG0617, 53 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 27 July, 2008   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 27 July, 2008
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Church   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 069 178 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:43.1227N 1:3.7448E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 069 178
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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