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Carbrooke Saint Peter and Saint Paul Church.
Carbrooke Saint Peter and Saint Paul Church.



Set between Watton and Dereham this lovely building serves the local community with one of the highest towered churches in the county!
St Peter and St Paul's is what the local helpers call a Knight's Hospitallers Church. It has a great history to be proud of in that the church itself is involved with the Knights Templar movement. The Knight's Hospitallers, or to give them their full name, The Knights Hospitallers of the Order of St John of Jerusalem. A Group that was started in 1099, shortly after the Crusading Armies had recaptured Jerusalem. Carbrook Church set on a hill a short stroll from a quiet road with carpark opposite, this building has lots of newer style fittings that at first is thought. Impressive in it's size, I was taken aback at the beautiful sounds vibrating around the walls, a young boy tinkling the ivories of an organ in the end chancel area!
On doing some delving I found one Colonel G. Boldero, Eminent Preceptor of the Knights Templar and Knights of Malta Preceptory No 37 in 1876. My Ancestor.
The pictures show blank rood screens, where some decorated churches rood screens still survive, Carbrooke lost theirs in 1850.
In Middle Ages there were a screen and a loft in every church, now only some 200 survive. Some through vandalism by Cromwell's man, some to 18th century neglect and some to 19th century "restoration." Piscina and Sedilia, ornate carvings and even Saint George fighting his Dragon.At the dissolution it was valued at £65 2s 11d., and was granted to Sir Richard Gresham, KT,. and Sir Richard Southwell. Two stones left to tell the story of the Order which stretch out its arm from the Holy Land to this quiet village. The stones are in this 15th century church, and are believed to be those of the founder's wife, Maud, Countess of Clare, and one of her sons. Arthur Mee wrote: The north porch has a room above that has a vaulted roof supporting a room in which is some old armour; the south porch shelters a massive doorway with deep mouldings, opening to a clerestoried nave with soaring arcades and a splendid old hammerbeam roof enriched with bosses and resting angels. A lofty 15th century screen with elaborate tracery leads to the chancel. Playing in that chancel was a young man at an organ, and what a lovely sound he made. He was there with his mother, and what a lovely pair they made. churchesofnorfolk by the Old Boi

 
Nothing exists of the original Carbrooke Magna buildings in the village.  IP25 6SW.
There is much to see and plenty to do! Come pay it a visit.
Carbrooke Saint Peter and Saint Paul Church.
Carbrooke Saint Peter and Saint Paul Church.
Carbrooke Saint Peter and Saint Paul Church.
Carbrooke Saint Peter and Saint Paul Church.
Carbrooke Saint Peter and Saint Paul Church.
Carbrooke Saint Peter and Saint Paul Church.
Carbrooke Saint Peter and Saint Paul Church.
Carbrooke Saint Peter and Saint Paul Church.
Carbrooke Saint Peter and Saint Paul Church.
Carbrooke Saint Peter and Saint Paul Church.
Carbrooke Saint Peter and Saint Paul Church.



Carbrooke Saint Peter and Saint Paul Church.
Carbrooke Saint Peter and Saint Paul Church.
Carbrooke Saint Peter and Saint Paul Church.
Carbrooke Saint Peter and Saint Paul Church.
Carbrooke Saint Peter and Saint Paul Church.
Carbrooke Saint Peter and Saint Paul Church.
Carbrooke Saint Peter and Saint Paul Church.
Carbrooke Saint Peter and Saint Paul Church.
Carbrooke Saint Peter and Saint Paul Church.
Carbrooke Saint Peter and Saint Paul Church.
Carbrooke Saint Peter and Saint Paul Church.
Some of the things that can be seen on this site are:
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. Sustead
Carbrooke Saint Peter and Saint Paul Church.
Carbrooke Saint Peter and Saint Paul Church.
Carbrooke Saint Peter and Saint Paul Church.
Carbrooke Saint Peter and Saint Paul Church.
Carbrooke Saint Peter and Saint Paul Church.
Carbrooke Saint Peter and Saint Paul Church.
Carbrooke Saint Peter and Saint Paul Church.
Carbrooke Saint Peter and Saint Paul Church.
Carbrooke Saint Peter and Saint Paul Church.
Carbrooke Saint Peter and Saint Paul Church.
Carbrooke Saint Peter and Saint Paul Church.