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Aldborough, Saint Mary the Virgin, Church
Aldborough, Saint Mary the Virgin, Church.



Aldborough, Saint Mary the Virgin Church, West tower, south porch, nave and chancel as usual, there is a ruined transept on the north, the round tower is probably Norman. The 15th century porch has a parvise over and also a iron-bound door. The church has the peculiarity of having two 14th century windows in the west wall flanking the tower. Simple arch-braced roof to nave with collar and modern roof to chancel. Inside there is what looks like a pillar stoup just inside the blocked north doorway. Nice square headed 15th century screen with brattished middle rail, but the panels below have been removed. Very nice sedilia (two compartments only) and piscina with multi-cusped and crocketted ogee arches having crocketted pinnacles in between. Aldborough, Saint Mary the Virgin, Church has a statue of Madonna in a medieval niche over the porch, in the church are portraits in brass of three village folk of 500 years ago. Robert Herwood is in the armour he may have worn on Bosworth Field, his wife Anne is shown with her hands raised in supplication, and Richard Randle is in the fur-lined robe of a well to do civilian, with primroses about his feet. The most beautiful window has a picture of Sulva Bay below the figures of Saint George and Saint Edmund; it is in honour of Captain Edmund Gay who died at Gallipoli.  Another window, with shining figures of Michael and the gentle Francis of Assisi., is a tribute to Major Sydney Davey, who fell in France. A wall tablet to a 19th century rector R Shuckburgh, 29 years Aldborough rector recalls the death of his brilliant son, Evelyn Shirley Shuckburgh, whose name appears on many Latin school books, names also included are Elizabeth his wife, Charles Robert, Henrietta Maria, Katherine Fenouillet, and Albert Edward.
Outside can be traced the foundations of the vanished Norman tower, now replaced by a curious bell turret.

The sun shone on the day I visited Alborough, the small bell turret was a special reminder to me of how beautiful this little church was. It has all the items inside that a church should have, plus a collection for the needy. A church well worth a visit. No toilet for the disabled or able bodied, but Disabled friendly.


Aldborough, Saint Mary the Virgin Church,Postcode: NR11-7NT

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Aldborough, Saint Mary the Virgin, Church
Aldborough, Saint Mary the Virgin, Church
Aldborough, Saint Mary the Virgin, Church
Aldborough, Saint Mary the Virgin, Church
Aldborough, Saint Mary the Virgin, Church
Aldborough, Saint Mary the Virgin, Church