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Cley next to Sea, Saint Margaret's Church, NR25-7TT.

Cley next to Sea, Saint Margaret's Church, NR25-7TT.



Cley next to Sea, Saint Margaret's Church, elegant in looks, this standing in what was a very busy village, with flourishing trades. Complete with its Seven Sacrament Font, its clerestory, a magnificent tower, fretted stonework, gargoyles, carvings, misericords, its pulpit standing on a wine-glass footing. This church even has niches where Saints stood, splendid stained glass windows, some by Whitefriars, and a bier! It even has its very own ceiling complete with transverse ribs, tiercerons, and liernes, (Norman or Renaissance) Cley on sea, a once all so prosperous and affluent village with one church close to other villages with churches in the area. Cley next to Sea, Saint Margaret's Church,  north west tower at end of aisle, south and north porches, nave and north and south  aisles, chancel and ruined north and south transepts. This is a most magnificent church. The early 15th century porch is one of the most beautiful in the country. Built early in the 15th century it has a good base course and rectangular buttresses with niches, the upper stooled and originally having figures in them, and there is a stool on each weathering. The arch and jambs have shields both armorial and emblematic, and the spandrils over have left a shield for Roos and Stafford impaled, and right the Arms of Queen Anne of Bohemia. Centrally above this is a niche with traceried canopy, which probably held the image of the patron saint, flanked by two three-light windows. The parapet has a row of quatrefoils surmounted by a pierced and traceried parapet, but has unfortunately lost its pinnacles. The porch is groined inside and above is a parvise containing a massive hutch, contemporary with the porch for storing valuables. There is a rebuilt galilee porch to the west of tower and inside is a fine 14th century multi-cusped cinquefoiled arch with cusp terminals and the hood mould is crocketted. There is a Seven Sacrament font which is much mutilated and a blocked up window over the chancel arch.

Cley next to Sea, Saint Margaret's Church, Postcode NR25-7TT.
Cley next to Sea, Saint Margaret's Church, NR25-7TT.
Cley next to Sea, Saint Margaret's Church, NR25-7TT.
Cley next to Sea, Saint Margaret's Church, NR25-7TT.
Cley next to Sea, Saint Margaret's Church, NR25-7TT.
Cley next to Sea, Saint Margaret's Church, NR25-7TT.
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Cley next to Sea, Saint Margaret's Church, NR25-7TT.
Cley next to Sea, Saint Margaret's Church, NR25-7TT.
Cley next to Sea, Saint Margaret's Church, NR25-7TT.
Cley next to Sea, Saint Margaret's Church, NR25-7TT.
Cley next to Sea, Saint Margaret's Church, NR25-7TT.
Cley next to Sea, Saint Margaret's Church, NR25-7TT.
Cley next to Sea, Saint Margaret's Church, NR25-7TT.
Cley next to Sea, Saint Margaret's Church, NR25-7TT.
Cley next to Sea, Saint Margaret's Church, NR25-7TT.
Cley next to Sea, Saint Margaret's Church, NR25-7TT.