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Great Waxham Saint John Church by the Old Boi
Great Waxham Saint John Church by the Old Boi
Great Waxham Saint John Church



Great Waxham Saint John Church, near Stalham, square west tower, no bells, nave chancel in ruins, and south porch. the day i went the church was closed, but a gentleman was strimming the graveyard grass, ready for his friend to mow. the churchyard was kept very clean and tidy. The church itself is behind Waxham Barns. The nave there is mainly Early English, the tower and porch are Perpendicular. the latter has some carved shields in the spandrels of the outer doorway arch, and a row of them above. There is an ancient altar tomb much defaced. The arch of the 15th century porch has traceried spandrils and a band of tracery above. The tower is 15th century and has sound holes, in a bad state with all windows blocked. There are modern roofs and fittings, simple 14th font with traceried bowl on two circular steps, Stuart table and banner stave locker in the north wall. There are links to Hickling Church in that a memorial to Sir Thomas Wodehouse, (brother to Sir William Wodehouse) stands here in Waxham church.

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Great Waxham Saint John Church by the Old Boi
Great Waxham Saint John Church by the Old Boi
Great Waxham Saint John Church by the Old Boi