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Hethel All Saints Church NR14 8HE by the Old Boi
Hethel All Saints Church NR14 8HE


Hethel All Saints Church, Hethel, home of Lotus cars, Hethel or Hethella, meaning hill overgrown with heather. Old English haeth (heather) + hyll. near Wymondham, square west tower, 1 bell, nave with north aisle, chancel and south porch. The style is mainly decorated with later insertions. the tower is of heavy proportions without buttresses. There is a fine monument in the chancel, with effigies to the Branthwaite family, 1612, also a brass to that family, 1621, and other memorials of the early 18th century. west tower, south porch, nave, north aisle and chancel. Modern roofs plastered. Plain 14th century font and good monument to Miles Branthwaite and his wife, 1612. A beautiful Norfolk church, part thatched, part tiled. The pulpit is open, the font octagonal on oblong stand with octagonal end. There is a memorial of the 1914-1919 Great War, Frederick Godfrey Bird, Reginald Hugh Fulcher. Alfred Gooch and Frederick William Gooch. Who gave there lives. There is a huge sundial on the south porch above the door and a toilet adequate for mothers and the disabled inside. Hethel Thorn has a truck like twisted cables and arms like an octopus, and is still a very fine tree, though it is believed in the village that its first blossoms perfumed the air 700 years ago. Still it wears them every spring, and in winter its propped up branches bear clumps of mistletoe. The odd little church with an embattled tower is a medley of centuries not too happily blended, especially onthe workaday north side. much of it is 14th century, but the porch, which shelters a holy water stoup, is 15th century. The chief interest of the church is in the pompous monument of Myles Branthwaite, a lord of the manor of Shakespeare's day, "freed from the dust and cobwebs of this vaile" Myles and his wife lie one above the other, he a ponderous figure reclining stiffly in a fur-lined cloak, she in a gown with many bows and hair like sunset rays. Below them kneel their three children.

Hethel All Saints Church NR14 8HE
Hethel All Saints Church NR14 8HE by the Old Boi
Hethel All Saints Church NR14 8HE by the Old Boi
Hethel All Saints Church NR14 8HE by the Old Boi
Hethel All Saints Church NR14 8HE by the Old Boi
Hethel All Saints Church NR14 8HE by the Old Boi
Hethel All Saints Church NR14 8HE by the Old Boi
Hethel All Saints Church NR14 8HE by the Old Boi
Hethel All Saints Church NR14 8HE by the Old Boi
Hethel All Saints Church NR14 8HE by the Old Boi
Hethel All Saints Church NR14 8HE by the Old Boi
Hethel All Saints Church NR14 8HE by the Old Boi
Hethel All Saints Church NR14 8HE by the Old Boi