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Blakeney, Saint Nicholas Church, NR25-7NJ.

Blakeney, Saint Nicholas Church, NR25-7NJ.



Blakeney, means Eye or Island, Black Island Blaken-Eye, that of linking Scandinavian traders who came from Blekinge in Sweded to buy corn and salt, which nearby Salthouse had.  Park inside the gates or walk from the car park like me, once inside, I was greeted by a lady, very nice mannered and pointed me to the toilets that I needed badly, and what a lovely surprise they were. Very clean, very tidy and smelling lovely. On going back to the church, camera shooting at every angle. Every angle a new WOW. The church certainly has lots of that. The tower was open and one could walk the steps to the roof, one  Theories go as to the height of the tower and stairs, whether it was a bell tower, a beacon or just as a pleasing feature. whatever, it's 15th century, a rarity here also is the vaulted Early English chancel.
Blakeney, Saint Nicholas Church, as written by Cautley, west tower, north porch, nave, north and south aisles and chancel. The fine 15th century tower is over 100 feet high and has good panelled base course, sound holes and panelled parapet. The turret stairs go up to top of parapet on south side. There is a second tower only 8 feet wide, at the corner of the north east corner probably used as a beacon light for mariners. The north west buttress of north aisles is inscribed. Inside there is a lofty tower arch, and a single hammer-beam and arch-braced roof with recumbent angles as hammer-beams, traceried spandrils and flowers at intersection of principal and ridge. In the tower is a recess with a recess with six holes in the base, not cressets, and probably used for candles in connection with the Sacrament of Baptism. 15th century arcades with six large three-light windows in clerestory. There are considerable fragments of 15th century glass in north aisle with six canopied figures in tracery. There is a simple sedilia with three cusped arched, an Easter Sepulchre, a few misericordes, a Stuart table and the Arms of George III dated 1818. The feature of the church is the 13th century vaulted chancel with chamber over it. In the village are the remains of a Carmelite friary.

Simon Jenkins book, England's 1000 Best Churches commended Blakeney for being "a community centre, market place and museum", its surely that. The font, a fine specimen of the East Anglian Octagonal Pattern, with the emblems of the four Gospel Writers, these alternating with seated figures holding scrolls. These represent the Evangelists. The church is full of carvings, carvings on the pulpit, pews rood screen and misericords. The organ is built of constructed by Norman & Beard Ltd of London. churchesofnorfolk.com by the Old Boi

Payments can be made to help the church. 40-52-40/00009588 or Cheques to Blakeney PCC
CAF Bank, 25, King's Hill Avenue, King's Hill, West Malling, Kent, ME19-4JQ. 
Blakeney, Saint Nicholas Church, NR25-7NJ.
Blakeney, Saint Nicholas Church, NR25-7NJ.
Blakeney, Saint Nicholas Church, NR25-7NJ.
Blakeney, Saint Nicholas Church, NR25-7NJ.
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Blakeney, Saint Nicholas Church, NR25-7NJ.
Blakeney, Saint Nicholas Church, NR25-7NJ.
Blakeney, Saint Nicholas Church, NR25-7NJ.
Blakeney, Saint Nicholas Church, NR25-7NJ.
Blakeney, Saint Nicholas Church, NR25-7NJ.
Blakeney, Saint Nicholas Church, NR25-7NJ.
Blakeney, Saint Nicholas Church, NR25-7NJ.
Blakeney, Saint Nicholas Church, NR25-7NJ.