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Drayton, Saint Margaret Church.
Drayton, Saint Margaret Church.




Drayton, Saint Margaret Church,The church of Drayton, Saint Margaret, was mainly rebuilt in the 19th century after the old tower collapsed in 1850. It was built of flint and the nave roof, thatched, this church was built after a previous one on the same site. the font dates from 1160. Much of the interior of the church is 19th century. (The missing chalice, the chalice was recorded on church records, but no chalice was found. Could it have been stolen or sold off? the answer occured one day when a man took it to the church. He was given a Christening cup as a baby, he had kept it all his life, but heard later on that the chalice had gone missing, putting two and two together, he returned the cup to the church. West tower with 3 bells, rebuilt in 1852, south porch, Transitional Early English and Decorated nave, north aisle  added in 1908 and chancel rebuilt in 1866. The nave of this church is thatched. Modern roofs and fittings and modern aisle. The font stands on Norman shafts and there is a nice 13th century piscina with attached shafts and well-moulded trefoil arch. There are some memorials to the Winter family. Drayton, Saint Margaret Church, near Norwich, the old work left in the church after much rebuilding is of the 13th and 14th century. After falling in the middle of last century the tower was rebuilt in its old style and with its old material. The chancel was restored. Into the 20th-century aisle have been built some 13th century lancet windows. A few steps of the old rood stairway and its doorway are still here, and the Norman font has an octagonal bowl on a new central column, and the original Norman shafts. A window showing Simeon in the Temple is interesting for having also the portrait of Mary Ann Winter of 1883, lying on a couch. Scratched on the side of the doorway are several crosses and a rough drawing of a Crucifixion. The village was on the way to Walsingham, and it is thought the carvings were made by the pilgrims to the Shrine. Tradition says there was a battle here in Saxon days, and that the names of those that fought and fell are buried with the urns containing their ashes, some of which have come to light in a nearby meadow. Only its name Bloodsdale, remains after all these centuries to mark where Dane and Saxon fought and fell a thousand years ago. The organ is built or constructed by Norman & Beard Ltd of London.

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Drayton, Saint Margaret Church.
Drayton, Saint Margaret Church.
Drayton, Saint Margaret Church.
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Drayton, Saint Margaret Church.
Drayton, Saint Margaret Church.
Drayton, Saint Margaret Church.
Drayton, Saint Margaret Church.
Drayton, Saint Margaret Church.
Drayton, Saint Margaret Church.