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Filby All Saints Church NR29 3HW.


Filby All Saints Church, near Great Yarmouth, square west tower, 5 bells, nave with aisles, chancel and north porch. This church is a mixture of all three styles of Gothic, the tower being early Perpendicular with very deeply cut battlements. The nave roof is thatched, and the clerestory windows are very small circular ones. There are several monuments to the Lucas family. The base of the rood screen is ancient. The doorway to the tower staircase is strongly covered with cross bars and has seven keyholes. The base of the rood screen has some paintings. Filby All Saints Church, west tower, north porch, nave anorth and south aisles and chancel. The nave is thatched, and the 15th century tower has fine flush-panelled base course, sound holes, tall belfry windows and flush-panelled parapet with the four Latin Doctors (Latin Church. In the Latin Church, the four Latin Doctors "had already long been recognized" in the liturgy when the four Great Doctors of the Eastern Church, John Chrysostom, Basil the Great, Gregory of Nazianzus, and Athanasius of Alexandria were recognized in 1568 by Pope St. Pius V.) as pinnacles. Good early 14th century ring handle and ironwork on north doorway. Except for two or three simple old bench ends at west end, the benches and roofs are modern. Typical 13th century font with eight Purbeck legs and 14th century arcades. Good base of old screen with its original colour (top has been renewed) with eight excellent panels. Reading from left Cecilia with her garland, George and the dragon, Catherine with wheel, Peter with keys, Paul with sword, Margaret with her cross and dragon, Michael weighing souls and Barbara with her tower. . Very nice carved trail on middle rail. The tower stairs has an iron-bound door with no fewer than seven locks as mentioned, this reminding us of the time when village valuables were kept in the tower. A hexagonal pulpit is of the early 16th century.

Filby All Saints Church NR29 3HW.