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Fordham Saint Mary the Virgin Church.
Fordham Saint Mary the Virgin Church.



Fordham Saint Mary the Virgin Church, Built around the 1300 hundreds, mid 14th century, restored in 1730, this small spider infested church is now redundant, it once had a tower, that demolished in 1730, made with carrstone and ashlar with a slate roof and pantiles to the chancel, it stands semi alone, its graveyard to the back and side. Now a single space building, with its south aisle removed. It would do as a village hall, though really there is no village. The chancel is not centrally placed against the east nave wall, but is off-set further to the south. Poor workmanship? Or did the first 13th century churches have a chancel and nave of equal width? The south door includes a stone with parts of a "Mass Dial" carved on it. The stone is wrong though, the dial turned 90 degrees on its axle. the lower half are now nearly horizontal, if you find this, you are a better man than I Gunga Din. Fordham Saint Mary church is fortunate in still having most of its fittings, in spite of its redundancy being some 20 years, there is still a lot of its original fixtures. Has a screen. Near Downham Market, west bell-cot, 1 bell, nave and chancel. The style is Decorated throughout, the chancel being the earliest part. It is partly rebuilt in 1730. There is an octagonal font standing on a complete tapered from top to bottom old pews, the altar is stepped up slightly. One of the Friends of Friendless  churches. Of www.friendsoffriendlesschurches.org.uk , founded in 1957, with over 50 churches to their name.

Fordham Saint Mary the Virgin Church, Postcode: PE38-
Fordham Saint Mary the Virgin Church.
Fordham Saint Mary the Virgin Church.
Fordham Saint Mary the Virgin Church.
Fordham Saint Mary the Virgin Church.
Fordham Saint Mary the Virgin Church.
Fordham Saint Mary the Virgin Church.
Fordham Saint Mary the Virgin Church.
Fordham Saint Mary the Virgin Church.