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Ashwicken All Saints Church.

Ashwicken All Saints Church.




Ashwicken All Saints Church, Ashwicken, (Wiche) meaning Dairy farm by the ash trees. Old English wicum (at the dairy farm) + aesc (ash), dates back to the late 13th century with the first reverend appointed in the 14th century. The Church is like most, built of flint and stone and the tower at 63 feet high is the oldest part in a geometrical style though the rest of the Church is in the later Perpendicular style. The porch features windows with Golden Jubilee glass commemorating the Queens anniversary. The organ is built of constructed by Norman & Beard Ltd of London.The origins of the company are from a business founded in Diss in 1870 by Ernest William Norman (1851 - 1927). In 1876 he moved to Norwich where he went into partnership with his brother, Herbert John Norman (1861 - 1936). In 1887 they went into partnership with George A. Wales Beard, and the company was formed. In 1896 the company opened a second office in London. The tower itself in the 14th century had added large stepped buttresses (Tudor) using darker coloured bricks to give a diaper pattern.In 1709 four bells are mentioned, but now only one remains, this with the inscription to Thomas Newman a Norwich bell founder. “Thomas Newman made me in 1710. 1B” (one beat). It is thought that the Church was larger, but had a number of alterations over the years. A door stood on the North side and although it has been bricked up the arch is still visible. Above the porch door there is a niche that probably held a figure, removed after the abolition of images in 1538, this with many churches of the area. At Ashwicken All Saints Church the nave and chancel are mainly 15th century. On the South side of the nave are three light windows of that period with clear glass in nice 18th century leading. The East window centre features the Crucifixion and the remainder a parable of the Good Samaritan. It was erected in memory of the Revd. John Freeman who did much to save the Church and restore it at the turn of the 19th century. The font said to be around the 14th century. The internal fittings all date from around 1860 when the pews with carved heads were fitted at the cost of £1000. A beautiful church. Ashwicken, Wicke,= Dairy farm by the ash trees. OE wicum (at the dairy farm) + aesc (ash). No toilet for the disabled or able bodied.

Ashwicken All Saints Church Postcode PE32 1LN. Down a narrow lane!

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Ashwicken All Saints Church.
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Ashwicken All Saints Church.
Ashwicken All Saints Church.
Ashwicken All Saints Church.