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Blofield Saint Andrew and Saint Peter Church
Blofield Saint Andrew and Saint Peter Church


Blofield Saint Andrew and Saint Peter Church, near Brundall, square west tower, 6 bells, nave with aisles, chancel, and north porch. The church offered a parvise above the porch that used to be a school room. The church is maily late Decorated and Perpendicular. The base of the rood screen remains with paintings. The font has some fine carvings representing scenes from the life of our Lord. There is a fine monument with kneeling figures to Edward Paston Esq., his wife and nine children.-he was attached to the court of Henry VIII. There are other memorials to the Berry, Borton, Saul and other families. Blofield Saint Andrew and Saint Peter Church, west tower, north porch, nave, north and south aisles and chancel. Fine typical Norfolk Tower with large west window, grouped with a good west doorway, and large rectangular traceried sound holes. The inside is imposing with early 15th century arcades and clerestory and a very lofty tower arch with fine west window, but modern roofs. Some simple 15th bench ends with a few figures and grotesques, and the base of the old screen with repainted apostles in the panels. The chancel was magnificent, with two great windows on either side, now alas blocked up, and a very poor modern east window. Nice 15th century piscina and dropped window sill sedilia. An old helmet hangs on north wall. The font however is the chief feature of the church, and I suppose it might be called unique, for I have never seen one like it. The panels are filled with scenes from the life of Christ, and though mutilated they are quite easily made out. Cautley wrote this. Since, lots in the church has been moved, I saw no helmet, and the font, instead of in its usual position, has been put in a place far from the south door and moved over near the organ. That itself is beautiful. The organ is built or constructed by Norman & Beard Ltd of London. The hand of individuals is often discernible, even if we cannot attribute names to them, A good example is provided by masons marks at New Buckenham and Weasenham Saint Peter. Recently Richard Fawcett made a major contribution to techniques of architectural history by showing that the same decorative features could be seen in more than one church, and therefore reveal the work of "Schools" of masons, or even of individuals. Thus, he had demonstrated at Hockwold, Larling and Croxton. They all have the same simple tracery of the early 14th century; that a particular kind of elongated quatrefoil was used in the Attleborough area after 1320, and has links to Norwich Cathedral and that the towers of Blofield, Brisley, Fakenham, Foulsham, Heydon, Ingham and Southrepps were all the work of one man in the mid-15th century and that a mason who designed Wiveton Saint Mary worked elsewhere in Norfolk in the second quarter of the 15th century. churchesofnorfolk.com by the Old Boi.

Blofield Saint Andrew and Saint Peter Church, Postcode is: NR13-4NA
Blofield Saint Andrew and Saint Peter Church
Blofield Saint Andrew and Saint Peter Church
Blofield Saint Andrew and Saint Peter Church
Blofield Saint Andrew and Saint Peter Church
Blofield Saint Andrew and Saint Peter Church
Blofield Saint Andrew and Saint Peter Church
Blofield Saint Andrew and Saint Peter Church
Blofield Saint Andrew and Saint Peter Church
Blofield Saint Andrew and Saint Peter Church
Blofield Saint Andrew and Saint Peter Church
Blofield Saint Andrew and Saint Peter Church
Blofield Saint Andrew and Saint Peter Church
Blofield Saint Andrew and Saint Peter Church
Blofield Saint Andrew and Saint Peter Church
Blofield Saint Andrew and Saint Peter Church