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Hempstead, All Saints Church,
Hempstead All Saints Church NR25 6AH



Hempstead, All Saints Church, Hempstead or Hemesteda or Henep, meaning The one near North Walsham simply means homestead, Old English ham + stede (place). However, the one near Holt means place where hemp is grown, Old English henep (hemp) + stede. North-west tower, south porch and nave. The tower was rebuilt in brick dated 1744. A bit of 13th century, North aisle remains at west end. One old bench end. First time of visiting this church and believe me it will not be the last, the first thing you notice is the part thatched roof and the rounded curved apse with its 14th century window, reused in its present position in 1928. Looking around there are several eras, from Anglo-Saxon, 10th century, through to Modern 19th/20th century day. In this time the church at Hempstead All Saints, has gone also through Norman, Early English, Transitional, Decorated, Perpendicular. In the 18th century, the west half of the tower collapsed (1705) In 1740 a description of the church mentions the ruins in the churchyard, presumably that of which was a priests house. Also mentioned is a considerable collection of stained glass in the windows, an alter with painted panels and a rood screen with paintings of 14 saints. Hempstead, All Saints Church, has north west tower, south porch and nave. The tower was rebuilt in brick dated 1744, a bit of 13th century aisle remains at west end. There is one old bench. Apart from the shape and styles included in this church, my main like was the brass Angel lecturn, it shows as with the image an angel holding a bible on her back. This in looks doubles as a bible itself. There are stairs that lead up to a gallery, another nice feature in this beautiful Norfolk church. Cloth of Cologne, At Hempstead was a vestment of Pannus colon, a material composed of tightly-woven strips of ribbon-like textile manufactured in that City. These strips would be sewn together to form the fabric of the vestment.

Hempstead, All Saints Church, Postcode: NR25-6AH.
Hempstead, All Saints Church,
Hempstead, All Saints Church,
Hempstead, All Saints Church,
Hempstead, All Saints Church,