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Necton All Saint's Church,


Necton All Saint's Church, Village synonymous with the Boldero name, cousin Peter once owning the Nursery that stood on the top main road and now houses an estate of buildings. Necton All Saints church is mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1086, the village was then listed as "Nechetuna" a farmstead on the neck of land, a ridge, Olde English hnecca (neck and tun (enclosure, settlement or farm)  Necton is such a beautiful church, it stands very tall, compelling like in its landscape. it was previously for having a Fair, Necton Fair, this was a get together gathering at Whitsuntide, it is written of in the "Pedlar and his Dog book by Mary C. Rowsell, a story about the Swaffham Pedlar and his dog, a kind of Dick Whittington tale. On doing my family tree, one Richard Whittington Lord Mayor of London appeared. Necton has a beautiful ceiling, this not shown in many churches, even its porch is decorated. It has a bier, a funeral cart, a 18th century font that is made of Portland Stone, a original bowl is in the inner porch and carving the outer porch, a fine Jacobean Communion Table inscribed T.M. 1634 and a pulpit dated 1636, on nosing, I found another 17th century piece of wood. marked 1634 T'M. Maybe this coming from that!


Necton All Saint's Church.