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Attleborough, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church NR17-2AH.

Attleborough, Blessed Virgin Mary Church NR17-2AH.



Attleboroughs Assumbled of blessed Virgin Mary Church. A beautiful building in a very busy town, this church stands alone in the centre of it's graveyard. On the outside the church looks that it say's "SOS", but is far from being in need. The church is used daily. Visitors coming like me to awe at it's spectacular Rood Screen, its beautiful lectern, and Stations of the cross images adorning its walls. The screen, for which Saint Mary's is famous, has been described as "One of the most precious possessions of all English Churches. Dated around 1475, the 52 foot long oak screen is the only one in Norfolk to stretch across the nave and both side aisles. The screen was removed from its present spot, moved to a different part of the church, then returned. I am so glad it was. The church looks so spacious. Offa, an Anglo-Saxon King of East Anglia, concerned about the succession to the throne, chose a relative, the young Saxon prince Edmund. After the King's death, Edmund, at the age of around 14, crossed the North Sea and landed at Hunstanton in AD 855. He spent a year there and at Attleburgh studying under the saintly bishop Humbert of Elmham: it is said he learned the Psalter by heart. Edmund was crowned by bishop Humbert at Bures Saint Mary, Suffolk, on Christmas Day 856. He ruled well for about a decade. In 1399, by his will, Sir Robert de Mortimer stated that 2000 marks should be appropriated to found a college and chantry for a master and four secular canons. Dedicated to the honour of the exultation of the Holy Cross and the Church to Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Nothing now remains of the college, the site being to the north-west of the churchyard, a much later building now occupies this site. Parking on road and on site, toilets available when open. Is it a woman? is it a tail?, surely 2 arms, a mirror, a book. Maybe a mermaid Attleborough Church, was a question added on Twitter, it was of a Poppyhead from Attleboroughs Assumbled of blessed Virgin Mary Church. Where I replied as I think its a comb. Combs in the medieval period served a dual purpose. The side with the teeth placed closer together would be used to rid hair of lice. Double-sided combs featured another side with teeth further spaced apart, which allowed individuals to comb through hair. Anyone else with a better explanation? The organ is built of constructed by Norman & Beard Ltd of London.

Attleborough, Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Postcode: NR17-2AH.
Attleborough, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church NR17-2AH.
Attleborough, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church NR17-2AH.
Attleborough, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church NR17-2AH.
Attleborough, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church NR17-2AH.
Attleborough, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church NR17-2AH.
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Aisle, Flint, Font, Gallery, Altar, Flying Buttress, Gargoyle, Annunciation, Galilee Porches, Antiphonal, Lectern,Gothic, Grotesque, Apse, Gnomon, Hatchments, IHS, Ambulatory, Glossary, ruined churches, seven sacrament fonts, stained coloured windows, churches of Norfolk, A-Z meaning of church list, religious or pilgrim badges, carvings, naves, alters, graffiti, door knobs, Roman, Saxon, videos.
Attleborough, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church NR17-2AH.
Attleborough, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church NR17-2AH.
Attleborough, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church NR17-2AH.
Attleborough, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church NR17-2AH.
Attleborough, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church NR17-2AH.
Attleborough, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church NR17-2AH.
Attleborough, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church NR17-2AH.
Attleborough, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church NR17-2AH.
Attleborough, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church NR17-2AH.
Attleborough, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church NR17-2AH.