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Great Dunham Saint Andrew's Church, being restored, (closed)
Great Dunham Saint Andrew's Church, being restored, (closed)



Great Dunham Saint Andrew's Church, being restored, (closed) when going there in 2017/18, near Swaffham, its not really that far from me. it has nave, square central tower, 2 bells, chancel and south porch. The nave and tower are Saxin, the former having a triangular-headed west door and the latter external as well as the usual internal splays to some of its windows. The belfry windows have central shafts. The chancel and south porch are Perpendicular. There is a brass in the chancel dated 1624 to Henry Bastard, gent., a lord of the manor; also a curious piscina, the font is usual design. There are slight remains of another church at Great Dunmow, it's that of Saint Mary which can be seen near the rectory. Great Dunham Saint Andrew's Church, central tower, south porch, nave, and chancel. This church has many pre-Conquest features. At the west end is a triangular headed doorway (blocked up) with the Royal Arms in plaster above it; I should think they are those of Queen Elizabeth I because they the dragon as a supporter on the sinister side, though they might be those of Edward VI. If they were earlier they would have had the Beaufort hound in the sinister position. The tower, with long and short work, in the lower stages has double-splayed round-headed opening and the belfry windows are double-arched with baluster supports. In the nave is shallow blank arching of the same period. The tower arch next to the nave  is 7' 4" wide and nect to the chancel 6' 6" and this latter arch has cablemoulding on abacus. The 14th century font has the Evangelist's emblems on bowl, angels to corona and a panelled shaft. Modern roofs and fittings, and Stuart table and pulpit, this church formerly had a apse. Names connected with this church, Abby, Bobbins, Alcock.

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