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Barningham Little Saint Andrews Church




See: Little Barningham. Barningham Little Saint Andrews Church, west tower, south porch, nave and chancel, This church has been much restored, but there are a few old bench tops and a curius pew dated 1640, with a skeleton standing on one corner, and quaintly inscribed "For couples joined in wedlock, etc.Most of the fittings are modern.The church of Saintt Andrews and is late medieval, it dates from about 1500 and was extensively restored in the last century. The church is built of flint. Above the chancel is a hammer-beam roof but at one time the roof was thatched. There is a Jacobean box or pew which dates from 1640 and has the inscription: "FOR COUPLES JOYND IN WEDLOCK AND MY FRIENDS THAT STRANGER IS, THIS SEAT DID I INTEND BUILT AT THE COST AND CHARGE OF STEVEN CROSBEE. ALL YOU THAT DOE THIS SPACE PASS BY, AS YOU ARE NOWE, EVEN SO WAS I. REMEMBER DEATH FOR YOU MUST DYE AND AS I AM SOE SHALL YOU BE PREPARE THEREFORE TO FOLLOW ME". The carving of a skeleton in a shroud at one corner of the box described by Pevsner was stolen in 1996 having been in place for 400 years, but there are two replacements: one fixed to the pew in the original position and another at the back of the church carved by a well-wisher.

Barningham Little Saint Andrews Church