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Claxton Saint Andrews Church NR14 7HZ



Claxton Saint Andrews Church, west tower, south porch, nave and chancel. The nave roof is thatched. Typical East Anglian font, and formerly a north aisle, the piers and arches still appearing on north wall of nave. The roof to nave is a plain single-framed rafter one with scissor construction. A nice double piscina circa 1300 has two trefoiled arches supported on a central column. There is a Stuart table, and a 1617 Bible, plus Arms to George I. (Cautley) Near Loddon, square west tower, 3 bells, nave, chancel and south porch, Mainly 14th century, but much restored. There is a tomb with inscription to the Gawdy family, dated 1620, one a tomb for Henry Gawdy and his children. We read that the father "served in Parliament and always loved his country,. There are registers from 1747, earlier ones having been lost. Here the 14th century tower with flint walls holds up its head proudly above the thatched roof of the church. there is a thatch-like basket work through the trussed rafters inside. Medieval windows light the narrow nave which keeps in a wall the arches that lead to a vanished aisle. Old box pews, low benches and chairs make up an array of seats. A poor old chest has three locks.There is a good double piscina of the 13th century, and the later medieval font a bowl, adorned with roses and lions, angels at the corners, and lions round the base. The heraldic shields here are those of the Kerdistones, who in the 14th century built a castle mentioned in the Paston Letters, of which a wall with two watchtowers still stands at Claxton Hall.

Claxton Saint Andrews Church, Postcode: NR14 7HZ
Claxton Saint Andrews Church, Postcode: NR14 7HZ by the Old Boi
Claxton Saint Andrews Church, Postcode: NR14 7HZ by the Old Boi
Claxton Saint Andrews Church, Postcode: NR14 7HZ by the Old Boi
Claxton Saint Andrews Church, Postcode: NR14 7HZ by the Old Boi
Claxton Saint Andrews Church, Postcode: NR14 7HZ by the Old Boi
Claxton Saint Andrews Church, Postcode: NR14 7HZ by the Old Boi
Claxton Saint Andrews Church, Postcode: NR14 7HZ by the Old Boi
Claxton Saint Andrews Church, Postcode: NR14 7HZ by the Old Boi
Claxton Saint Andrews Church, Postcode: NR14 7HZ by the Old Boi
Claxton Saint Andrews Church, Postcode: NR14 7HZ by the Old Boi
Claxton Saint Andrews Church, Postcode: NR14 7HZ by the Old Boi
Claxton Saint Andrews Church, Postcode: NR14 7HZ by the Old Boi
Claxton Saint Andrews Church, Postcode: NR14 7HZ by the Old Boi
Claxton Saint Andrews Church, Postcode: NR14 7HZ by the Old Boi
Claxton Saint Andrews Church, Postcode: NR14 7HZ by the Old Boi