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Gateley Saint Helen's Church,

Gateley Saint Helen's Church.



Gateley Saint Helen's Church, Gateley, Gatelea, meaning a clearing where goats were kept. gate (goat) + leah (wood, grove, clearing). One of the prettiest little churches I have come across, possibly my favourite of my churches of Norfolk so far. This church, out of the way, but with ample parking and houses adjacent, has the splendour of a much larger building, it has screens showing what all churches would have looked like in their day!  Gateley has a stem Font with fleurons and a bowl with shields surrounded by crinkled leaves, it also has a Collar Beam with Hammer beams in the roof space, one part with spandrels, one without. Saint Helen's has the remains of an old bell inside. Something in this beautiful church to browse around. Gateley Saint Helen's Church, square west tower, 4 bells, nave, chancel, and north and south porches. The chancel was rebuilt and a vestry added in 1866. The rest of the church is mainly Perpendicular. The ancient rood screen has some painting on its lower panels, rather badly obliterated. One is a figure of John Shorn holding a boot in to which the Devil has been conjured. There is a memorial to Elizabeth Segrave 1727 by Robert Page sculptor.


Gateley Saint Helen's Church, Postcode:
Gateley Saint Helen's Church,
Gateley Saint Helen's Church,
Gateley Saint Helen's Church,
Gateley Saint Helen's Church,
Gateley Saint Helen's Church,


Gateley Saint Helen's Church,
Gateley Saint Helen's Church,
Gateley Saint Helen's Church,
Gateley Saint Helen's Church,
Gateley Saint Helen's Church,
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Gateley Saint Helen's Church,
Gateley Saint Helen's Church,
Gateley Saint Helen's Church,
Gateley Saint Helen's Church,
Gateley Saint Helen's Church,