Corton Saint Bartholomew Church. NR32-5HX

Corton Saint Bartholomew Church. The church is on the junction of Coast Road, Stirrups Lane and Church Lane Corton, on the northern end of the village. The village on the Norfolk cum Suffolk border, this has been included in Churches of Norfolk as it has a Norfolk postcode, although Suffolk Churches list it as being under them. This must have been a very fine church but the western tower, south porch and two-thirds of the nave are now roofless and in ruin, the 14th century chancel only being retained for services. In the latter is a fine 14th century piscina and sedillia with clustered columns and crocketted ogee arches over but very much restored. The font is the traditional type and there are ten simple traceried bench ends with grotesques on arm rests kept as exhibits in one corner of the church. The remarkable feature is the 14th century stone gable cross which until 1891 occupied its original position but now kept inside the church. It is naturally very much weatherworn and the ornately floriated arms have little detail left, but the stem bears on one side the crucifixion and on the other side the Virgin and child, both with considerable detail left.  The cross is 23" high from top of traceried apex stone to coping and 30" wide over the arms. The local church is dedicated to Saint Bartholomew, it is a partial ruin, with only the chancel roofed! churchesofnorfolk.com by the Old Boi.

Corton Saint Bartholomew Church, Postcode: NR32-5HX.