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Gayton Thorpe Saint Mary the Virgin Church.
Gayton Thorpe Saint Mary the Virgin Church



Gayton Thorpe Saint Mary the Virgin Church, The round tower of Gayton Thorpe Church is hidden in comparison to other Norfolk places of worship. From the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries but was extensively restored in Victorian times when a new chancel was built. It has a hammer beam roof with a collar beam too plus struts going down the wall and some stained glass in the pre-Raphaelite style. The font is one of the Seven Sacrament type, the 8th side has a picture of a seated Virgin.The church has an ancient ring of six bells, which are rung regularly for services.I love it's association with the Smith family, it's one of my favourites.  Pevsner says about this church: "Saint Mary's, small, of rough flint work, beautiful round tower with big shafted two-light Norman bell openings. Column to separate the two lights. Zigzag decoration of the arch. Chancel with Y- and intersected tracery, ie of 1300, if it represents the original state (replaced by tie-beams) sending arched braces direct up to the collars. The font is octagonal, perpendicular with seven sacraments and a seated Virgin.  Close to a Roman Villa,

Gayton Thorpe Saint Mary the Virgin Church, Postcode. PE33 0DA.
Gayton Thorpe Saint Mary the Virgin Church.
Gayton Thorpe Saint Mary the Virgin Church.
Gayton Thorpe Saint Mary the Virgin Church.
Gayton Thorpe Saint Mary the Virgin Church.
Gayton Thorpe Saint Mary the Virgin Church.
Gayton Thorpe Saint Mary the Virgin Church.
Gayton Thorpe Saint Mary the Virgin Church.
Gayton Thorpe Saint Mary the Virgin Church.
Gayton Thorpe Saint Mary the Virgin Church.
Gayton Thorpe Saint Mary the Virgin Church.
Gayton Thorpe Saint Mary the Virgin Church.
Gayton Thorpe Saint Mary the Virgin Church.
Gayton Thorpe Saint Mary the Virgin Church.
Gayton Thorpe Saint Mary the Virgin Church.
Gayton Thorpe Saint Mary the Virgin Church.
Gayton Thorpe Saint Mary the Virgin Church.
Gayton Thorpe Saint Mary the Virgin Church.
Gayton Thorpe Saint Mary the Virgin Church.
Gayton Thorpe Saint Mary the Virgin Church.
Gayton Thorpe Saint Mary the Virgin Church.
Gayton Thorpe Saint Mary the Virgin Church.
Gayton Thorpe Saint Mary the Virgin Church.
Gayton Thorpe Saint Mary the Virgin Church.
Gayton Thorpe Saint Mary the Virgin Church.
Gayton Thorpe Saint Mary the Virgin Church, william smith,