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Great Cressingham, Saint Michael, IP25-6NH.
Great Cressingham, Saint Michael Church, IP25-6NH.


Great Cressingham, Saint Michael Church, has a square west tower, a clock and 3 bells, nave with aisles, chancel and south porch. The style is mainly late Decorated, with some Perpendicular windows inserted, there are several fine brasses and inscriptions to the Eyre,Fludd, Smith and Rysle families, dating from the 17th and 18th centuries and memorials to the Chamberlain, Philpot and Lobb families, There is some ancient stained glass in some of the windows. Several of the internal fittings are modern.Great Cressingham had a parochial chapel of rest, Saint George, but sadly it has gone entirely to decay above its foundations. Cautley wrote: West tower, south porch, nave, north and south aisles and chancel. The tower is finely proportioned and has a traceried band over its west door. Flanking the east end are good late 13th century pinnacles and there is a blocked up (low side window). Great Cressingham, Saint Michael, has nice 15th century porch with niche over the entrance, holding a mutilated, but original figure, said to probably that of Saint Michael, the patron. There are 15th century arcades with four two-light clerestory windows, single hammer-beam roof to nave with recumbent angels and arch-braced above. also arch braced between wall posts, Good Jacobean cover to plain octagonal font, Sanctus-bell window in tower, Stuart table and considerable remains if 15th century glass with many complete figures in tracery of north aisle. The chancel is arcaded with attached columns and wall seats all along, probably late 13th or 14th century windows have inserted and a fine 15th century east window. A cinque foiled piscina, The chancel weeps to the south. The organ is built or constructed by Norman & Beard Ltd of London.

Great Cressingham, Saint Michael, Postcode: IP25-6NH.
Great Cressingham, Saint Michael, IP25-6NH.
Great Cressingham, Saint Michael, IP25-6NH.
Great Cressingham, Saint Michael, IP25-6NH.