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Easton, Saint Peter Church, NR9-5ES,
Easton, Saint Peter Church, NR9-5ES



Easton, Saint Peter Church, Yet another church without a tower, but this doesn't detract from this church one bit, blown down in 1778, it still has its remaining foundations to the left of the building as you walk down the path. From its beautiful front door, its, splendid 13th font, made of Purbeck marble, to its magnificent hanging crucifix, placed in the 1884 chancel arch dominating the nave. The church has a fine pulpit that dates from the 16 century and came from Saint Mary Coslany in Norwich in 1975, set on its octagonal base, standing on a central column, incorporates eight balusters too. The church has a children's area, and and east window that has foreign glass dating back to the 17th century. This showing two roundels, one of the keys of Saint Peter and the second a crucifixion scene. The church has chairs, no pews. Easton, Saint Peter Church, The church stands alone by the wayside with a cream-walled farmhouse in the firs not far away. Its old tower fell in the 18th century, and on the church a turret now houses the bell. Though much of what is old comes from the 15th century, there are a few things to see of the 12th. Over the tiny porch is a sundial that has been counting the hours since 1694 and within the porch is a fine doorway which saw the passing of Norman days; among the carvings on its pointed arch, its pillars and capitals, are stars, foliage, and quaint interlacing work. It frames an old door on its original hinges and with its lock and bolt, letting us into the nave with an old black roof looking down on cream walls. The 15th century windows, a west window 600 years old, and those of the clerestory over the one arcade, fill the church with light. At one end of the arcade is a carved arch moulding as old as the doorway. the font of Purbeck stone marble is from the dawn of the 13th century, its bowl with simple arcading set on a central shaft and eight small ones. One of the village boys became a Cardinal. He was Adam Easton, who became a monk at Norwich and was a famous scholar in Hebrew and Greek. Going to Rome, he became Cardinal and was involved in a conspiracy to limit the power of Pope Urban in 1385. The plot was discovered, the conspirators were tortured and all but Cardinal Easton were put to death; the cardinal was saved by powerful English influence. Returning to England, be became a prebend of Salisbury Cathedral, later holding the living of Heigham, but in the end he returned to Rome, where he died in 1397.

Easton, Saint Peter Church,  Postcode: NR9-5ES,
Easton, Saint Peter Church, NR9-5ES,
Easton, Saint Peter Church, NR9-5ES,
Easton, Saint Peter Church, NR9-5ES,
Easton, Saint Peter Church, NR9-5ES,
Easton, Saint Peter Church, NR9-5ES,
Easton, Saint Peter Church, NR9-5ES,
Easton, Saint Peter Church, NR9-5ES,
Easton, Saint Peter Church, NR9-5ES,
Easton, Saint Peter Church, NR9-5ES,
Easton, Saint Peter Church, NR9-5ES,
Easton, Saint Peter Church, NR9-5ES,
Easton, Saint Peter Church, NR9-5ES,