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Great Snoring Church NR21 0AH

Great Snoring, Saint Mary the Virgin.



Great Snoring Saint Mary the Virgin church has a square west tower, 1 bell, nave with south aisle,chancel, and south porch.The tower, south porch and chancel arch are Perpendicular. The nave, aisle and south doorway are of late 13th century, but several Perpendicular windows have been inserted. There are remains of brasses in the chancel to Sir Ralph Shelton and family, who built the Tudor rectory close by, which has some fine brickwork of that period. There are a number of mural tablets to the Leeke, Stannard, Fawcett and Fenn families. Part of the rood screen is ancient. The font is 13th century, And there is some ancient stained glass in some of the windows. Great Snoring Saint Mary the Virgin church, west tower, south porch, nave, south aisle and chancel. Entered by a nice traceried 15th century doorway, the church has modern roofs and 13th century arcade, 13th century square Purbeck font on largecentral shaft surrounded by four little ones. A tall but plain square headed screen remains and one or two old bench ends. In the chancel is a graduated but mutilated 14th century sedilia, showing remains of canopy and groining with crocketted pedimented gables, and beside it a crocketted ogee arched piscina. At the bottom of the wall behind the altar is traceried stone panelling, with armourial shields and interesting fragments of 15th century glass. There is an early 14th piscina in aisle and Stuart rails and chest. There is a most interesting 17th century Commandment board, within the spandril between the Commandments the Trinity emblem, and flanking it on either side paintings of Heaven, Death, hell and Judgemant. Flanking these were two panels, now very faint, but I think of Moses and Aaron. Very fine set of Arms with label and date 1688 which James II but I think the label and date were painted on an earlier achievement. In this church the screen has been to a very slight extent cleared of a coat of paint, but no fugures are visiable. A mutilated Shelton brass of 1423 has some enamelled heraldry. In the tracery of the beautiful fourteenth-century east window seem to have been Angels; in a south chancel window several of the Orders remain: 1, six-winged with viol; 2, feathered with balances: 3, crowned and armed; 4, Dominaciones with sceptre; 5 Cherubin; 6, Angel with scroll of Santus. There is a table of the Commandments with flanking pictures of the Four Last Things,-Death, Judgement, Heaven and Hell. The Royal Arms are old dated 1608.


Great Snoring Saint Mary the Virgin church, Postcode: NR21 0AH
 Great Snoring Saint Mary the Virgin church, Postcode: NR21 0AH
 Great Snoring Saint Mary the Virgin church, Postcode: NR21 0AH
 Great Snoring Saint Mary the Virgin church, Postcode: NR21 0AH
 Great Snoring Saint Mary the Virgin church, Postcode: NR21 0AH
 Great Snoring Saint Mary the Virgin church, Postcode: NR21 0AH
 Great Snoring Saint Mary the Virgin church, Postcode: NR21 0AH
 Great Snoring Saint Mary the Virgin church, Postcode: NR21 0AH
 Great Snoring Saint Mary the Virgin church, Postcode: NR21 0AH
 Great Snoring Saint Mary the Virgin church, Postcode: NR21 0AH