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Burnham Market: St Mary Church, Burnham Westgate
Burnham Market: St Mary Church, Burnham Westgate



The main church of the Burnham Market area, though there are a few others, this is the better known and probably more used of these churches.

Parish church of Burnham Westgate. mainly 14th century, with a heavy restoration of 1872 accounting for most exterior details.
Flint with stone dressings, lead roofs, slated chancel, pantiled porch. West tower, 4 bay north and south aisles, south porch, 3 bay chancel.
2 bay north chapel. West tower 14th century with 4 crude "Y" tracery belfry windows, south face earlier work : blocked lower window and a blocked lancet. Angle quoins, south-west and south-east angle and massive stepped 18th century brick buttresses. 19th century 3-light west window and set-off buttress at north-east angle. Fine traceried and figured battlements, dateable on heraldic evidence to 1500th century with arms of William Lexham, Lord of the Manor ob. 1500 and arms of Lady Calthorpe ob. 1511, possibly principal donors. North side :several figures and a shield with a Griffin. Nave and aisles with 19th century tracery. 15th century south porch, 2 storeys, set off angle buttresses, arch with hood moulds north and south windows, blocked first floor Perpendicular window with inserted tracery panel and built-in 2 light window, ogee tracery. Nave clere- storey south side has 4 2-light Perpendicular windows with brick stitching to heads, north side 4 windows alternating quatrefoils and trefoils in circles. 3 bay chancel with 19th century tracery, except for blocked rectangular squint opening at junction with south aisles. Interior: 3 bay north and south arcades, octagonal piers, double hollow chamfered arches, tower and chancel arches, 14th century. 18th century rococo wall tablet inserted into north clerestory. 19th century roofs. 2 bays 19th century north chancel chapel addition. South aisle window 1869 by Powell. Chancel, brass 1523. In tower, a detached 14th century stone monumental stone effigy, removed from north aisle 1823.Included grade I for tower battlement sculpture. Taken from Historic England. churchesofnorfolk by the Old Boi

Burnham Market: St Mary Church, Burnham Westgate, Postcode, PE31 8DH.
Burnham Market: St Mary Church, Burnham Westgate
Burnham Market: St Mary Church, Burnham Westgate
Burnham Market: St Mary Church, Burnham Westgate
Burnham Market: St Mary Church, Burnham Westgate
Burnham Market: St Mary Church, Burnham Westgate
Burnham Market: St Mary Church, Burnham Westgate
Burnham Market: St Mary Church, Burnham Westgate
Burnham Market: St Mary Church, Burnham Westgate
Burnham Market: St Mary Church, Burnham Westgate
Burnham Market: St Mary Church, Burnham Westgate



Burnham Market: St Mary Church, Burnham Westgate
Burnham Market: St Mary Church, Burnham Westgate
Burnham Market: St Mary Church, Burnham Westgate
Burnham Market: St Mary Church, Burnham Westgate
Burnham Market: St Mary Church, Burnham Westgate
Burnham Market: St Mary Church, Burnham Westgate
Burnham Market: St Mary Church, Burnham Westgate
Burnham Market: St Mary Church, Burnham Westgate
Burnham Market: St Mary Church, Burnham Westgate
Burnham Market: St Mary Church, Burnham Westgate
Burnham Market: St Mary Church, Burnham Westgate
Burnham Market: St Mary Church, Burnham Westgate
Burnham Market: St Mary Church, Burnham Westgate
Burnham Market: St Mary Church, Burnham Westgate
Burnham Market: St Mary Church, Burnham Westgate
Burnham Market: St Mary Church, Burnham Westgate
Burnham Market: St Mary Church, Burnham Westgate
Burnham Market: St Mary Church, Burnham Westgate
Burnham Market: St Mary Church, Burnham Westgate
Burnham Market: St Mary Church, Burnham Westgate