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Great Witchingham, Saint Mary's Church, NR9-5PA.

Great Witchingham, Saint Mary's Church, NR9-5PA.



Great Witchingham, Saint Mary's Church, There has been a church in Great Witchingham from the end of the 11th century or even earlier, the present building dedicated to Saint Mary, consists of a coloured font, square tower, nave, north and south aisles and a small south transept, south porch, carved angels and a chancel. The earliest parts date back to around 1290. Saint Mary's Church is part of the Wensum group of churches. There are five parishes across nine rural villages. One of only a few churches in Norfolk to have a Seven Sacrament Font, and even more rare, one with colouring. Most of what is left, is of flint and is 14th/15th century, these include a south porch and clerestory. Four benches with pierced and traceried backs and poppy-heads. Royal arms of Charles II given by Oliver le Neve 1660. Great Witchingham, Saint Mary's Church, has west tower, south porch, nave, north and south aisles. south transept and chancel. Nice 14th century tower with west door blocked up and two niches flanking west window. Good 15th century porch with crowned M's in the flush panelled base course. Inside The aisles have fully arch-braced plain roofs and a nave with angels. The Seven Sacrament font is remarkable for the amount of colour it maintains. The panels of the bowl have east Penance, south east Confirmation, south Baptism, south west Ordination, west Mass, north west Assumption of the virgin, with glorious coloured rays surrounding her figure and attendance angels, north extreme Unction, north east Marriage. Cautley thinks that the Bench ends don't match the backs to them.


Great Witchingham, Saint Mary's Church, Postcode: NR9-5PA,
Great Witchingham, Saint Mary's Church, NR9-5PA.
Great Witchingham, Saint Mary's Church, NR9-5PA.
Great Witchingham, Saint Mary's Church, NR9-5PA.
Great Witchingham, Saint Mary's Church, NR9-5PA.
Great Witchingham, Saint Mary's Church, NR9-5PA.
Great Witchingham, Saint Mary's Church, NR9-5PA.
Great Witchingham, Saint Mary's Church, NR9-5PA.
Great Witchingham, Saint Mary's Church, NR9-5PA.
Great Witchingham, Saint Mary's Church, NR9-5PA.
Great Witchingham, Saint Mary's Church, NR9-5PA.
Great Witchingham, Saint Mary's Church, NR9-5PA.
Great Witchingham, Saint Mary's Church, NR9-5PA.