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Hockwold, Saint Jame's Church, wilton
Hockwold, Saint Jame's Church. Wilton



Hockwold Saint James Church Wilton, has a Decorated Period tower, also it's east arch and arcades of four bays. Some windows also, Though most of them are Perpendicular Period. Inside are a few poppy heads on the bench ends, font, lectern and alter, Monuments for John Hungerford, 1719 signed by R. Singleton. Pevsner says Badly carved.He also says " Hockwold Wilton Saint James Church, Early 14th century and Perpendicular Period, of the former period the west tower with its recessed stone spire-a rare thing in Norfolk. The spire has two tiers of lucarnes. Tower arch with two continuous chamfers and an inner order on three-eighth responds. The chancel arch of the same type. Decorated also the rest of the chancel. Four-light east window with reticulated tracery. The screen is much renewed, the church has benches, a chest with richly traceried front, probably 15th century. the wall inside has a large amount of wall painting, this 14th century and showing a rose on stalks. There is stained glass in the south window, in the chancel some early 14th century glass.Hockwold Saint James Church Wilton, west tower, south porch, nave, and chancel. 14th century tower with lofty stone spire and blocked up low-side windows on south. Single framed rafter, scisser roof to nave and chancel, the chancel having a pronounced weep to south. Late vaulted 15th century screen very much restored. The spandrils on east side have ancient carvings, so it is obvious this screen was vaulted on the west side only. Early 15th century fragments of glass in chancel and a floor piscina which is rare. The 15th century benches are beautiful with pierced and traceried backs and brattished back rail and with poppy heads and grotesques on arm-rests. The first pew in nave has a shepherd and his flock and on the back his dog and a slain wolf hanging up. There are figures in a sentry box arrangement or porch, which in similar cases as at Tannington (Suffolk) represents the vice of incontinency. There is a fine chest with carved front and from its wide stiles is probably early 14th century.

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Hockwold, Saint Jame's Church
Hockwold, Saint Jame's Church
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Hockwold, Saint Jame's Church
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