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East Carleton, Saint Mary Church, NR14-8HT.

East Carleton, Saint Mary Church, NR14-8HT.



East Carleton Saint Mary Church has a tower that was once much shorter and topped with a wooden spire before it was dismantled. The church, built of Norfolk flint rubble with quoins (corner stones) and dressings, its said that the water stoup just inside the porch, is the oldest part of the church. The use of Holy Water is said to have dated from 120AD. It was the custom certainly in Medieval Times to have water, which had been blessed for the purpose. East Carleton Saint Mary Church's tower was rebuilt and heightened in 1895. Most of the rest looks as new in the details. It has a former chancel according to Mr Spain, and Cautley, who in his book, prints a description under East Bradenham which does not refer to this tower. disappeared at some stage? The only un-restored item is the south doorway, this being Decorated Period. Square west tower, 1 bell, nave with north aisle, and chancel much foreshortened. The style is Early English, with many later insertions and alterations, including new arcading between the nave, and north aisle. There are tablets to the Coppin, Dodd and Steward families. East Carleton, Saint Peter Church, now consists of small fragments, immediately to the east of Saint Mary's. The organ is built of constructed by Norman & Beard Ltd of London.

East Carleton, Saint Mary Church, NR14-8HT., Postcode:
East Carleton, Saint Mary Church, NR14-8HT.
East Carleton, Saint Mary Church, NR14-8HT.
East Carleton, Saint Mary Church, NR14-8HT.
East Carleton, Saint Mary Church, NR14-8HT.
East Carleton, Saint Mary Church, NR14-8HT.
East Carleton, Saint Mary Church, NR14-8HT.
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East Carleton, Saint Mary Church, NR14-8HT.
East Carleton, Saint Mary Church, NR14-8HT.
East Carleton, Saint Mary Church, NR14-8HT.