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Earsham All Saints Church NR35 2TQ
Earsham All Saints Church NR35 2TQ


Earsham All Saints Church, Earsham or ersam meaning the Earl's homestead. Old English eorl (Earl) + ham (homestead). west tower, north porch, nave north transept and chancel. There is a wooden spire on a 14th century tower. Much restored nave roof, that to chancel being a simple hammer-beam. Large Hanoverian Arms and a good deal of Flemish glass. The font is Seven Sacrament, but is much mutilated. At the edges of the bowl were canopied figures. Earsham All Saints Church, near Bungay, square west tower with spire, 3 bells, nave, chancel and north and south porches, the latter now being used as a vestry. The style is mainly Perpendicular, part of the chancel and east window being decorated, also the tower. There are a number of fine monuments in the chancel to the Windham, Dalling and Gouch families, and the roof is of the hammer-beam type. There is some ancient stained glass in the windows, as well as some of the 19th century. There is an especially beautiful reredos screen to the rear of the altar. West wooden shingle spire to its tower, nave and chancel have Perpendicular windows, but the shafting of the windows inside the chancel and the piscina show that the real date of the chancel is 1300th century or circa thereof. In the nave also it is patent that the present state is the result of a lengthening and heightening. the older parts of the walls are probably Norman. The Perpendicular windows have castellated stepped horizontals between the lights and the tracery (cf. eg, Shelton). The nave roof has arched braces and longitudinal arched braces. The chancel roof is of the hammerbeam type. The north porch has an entrance with one order of fleurons outside and one inside and an arch braced roof. The font has a decorated step and is of the Seven Sacrament type as afore mentioned. The North door with a kind of vertical reeding and a band of cusped panels. The stained glass  in the east and two south windows are 16th/and 17th century glass from abroad, especially for good large early 16th panels. There are a number of monuments (tablets) the most attractive of the one of 1724 with a shield in front of, and drapery behind, an obelisk. Also a number with urns in front of obelisks. I called twice to this church. One on 08/12/2018 and because of my short term memory, again on the 02/03/2019. I recognised nothing, though due to an overcast day, took much better pictures. The foriegn glass has been well illustrated and described in Mr Ingleby's Supplement to Bloefield. One very pretty panel is of Joseph and his brethren. Others are roundels with Bible pictures and heraldry.


Earsham All Saints Church, Postcode: NR35 2TQ.
Earsham All Saints Church NR35 2TQ
Earsham All Saints Church NR35 2TQ
Earsham All Saints Church NR35 2TQ
Earsham All Saints Church NR35 2TQ
Earsham All Saints Church NR35 2TQ
Earsham All Saints Church NR35 2TQ
Earsham All Saints Church NR35 2TQ
Earsham All Saints Church NR35 2TQ
Earsham All Saints Church NR35 2TQ
Earsham All Saints Church NR35 2TQ
Earsham All Saints Church NR35 2TQ
Earsham All Saints Church NR35 2TQ
Earsham All Saints Church NR35 2TQ
Earsham All Saints Church NR35 2TQ