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Great Walsingham, Saint Peter's Church.

Great Walsingham, Saint Peter's Church.



Great Walsingham, Saint Peter's Church, This church is 14th-15th century, the chancel was destroyed, the seating is 15th century, built 650 years ago on a fresh site, leaving the previous church just to the North of it. The Priory became patron about 1315, which suggests that they initiated the building of this church. The chancel was lost in the 16th century, probably quite soon after the dissolution of the monasteries. Just enough of the south wall remains to see that the chancel was the same date as the nave.There is a scratch dial on one of the south aisle buttresses, which is visible from the church path.The south porch was added to the church in the 15th century.Where there is a Holy Water Stoup in the corner. The font is original, but has a strongly painted canopy which is probably basically Jacobean. The pulpit is a very early one restored. It has Perpendicular panels on it, and the initials "LE.M. 1613" probably refers to a restoration of the woodwork, which could be two centuries older. The Poor Man's Box at the east end of the nave has extraordinary iron strap work on an oak post with three locks to hold down the small lid. It is 15th century. The wall painting on both sides of the church were mostly black letter texts, and on the south wall is a well preserved consecration cross. A wooden circle has been added to embellish it.There are three inscription brasses in the centre aisle, dated 1593, 1632 and 1641, Great Walsingham, Saint Peter's Church. West tower, south porch, nave, north and south aisles. This is a lovely church though it has lost its chancel. The whole church is 14th century but the 15th century porch and has beautiful windows, 14th century arcades with seven quatrefoils on each side in clerestory, arch braced roof with tiny collars. The benches are what make this church so charming. They all have high curbs to contain the rushes of straw, pierced and traceried backs, figures and grotesques on arm rests and rather unusual poppy heads, some of them are capped with a figure. Some have initials on them probably those of donors. Othe points of interest are a 15th century font, pulpit dated 1613 an aumbry in north aisle, Stuart rails, an iron bound poor man's box, a Consecration Cross in south aisle and tracers of painting and the Arms of George I. There is some 14th century window glass.



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Great Walsingham, Saint Peter's Church.
Great Walsingham, Saint Peter's Church.
Great Walsingham, Saint Peter's Church.
Great Walsingham, Saint Peter's Church.
Great Walsingham, Saint Peter's Church.
Great Walsingham, Saint Peter's Church.
Great Walsingham, Saint Peter's Church.
Great Walsingham, Saint Peter's Church.
Great Walsingham, Saint Peter's Church.
Great Walsingham, Saint Peter's Church.
Great Walsingham, Saint Peter's Church.
Great Walsingham, Saint Peter's Church.