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Holme next to Sea, Saint Mary's Church.
Holme next to Sea, Saint Mary's Church.



Holme next to Sea, Saint Mary's Church, First mentioned in Holme Next to the Sea in 1188, but nothing known of this building, it wasn't until the 15th century that the story of this present church began. The major part of the church was rebuilt in 1778, but unfortunately the impressive 15th century tower was retained. The tower can clearly be seen from the sea and beach. There are brasses to the Notingham family of 1405 and a script of "Yat maden this chirche stepull and quere". there is also an early 17th century monument in the chancel to Richard Stone and his wife Clemens. The church includes a bier, and a roof that is planked on the inside, it also has a four leaf clover shaped font, this set on four marble pedestals. It seems that the size of the church and the cost of maintaining it fell too much on the parishioners and the lack of the size of them. It eventually fell into disrepair. At a vestry meeting in 1777 it was decided to demolish the remains of the nave and the whole of the north and south aisles and build a smaller church. Inferior workmanship may have been used, as by the third quarter of the 19th century, again the church needed lots of repairs. In 1904 the nave was re-roofed in slate. Again problems, in 1979 and 1981 the church was pantiled as it is today. Much more work continued over the years, materials lying around were used and today is a splendid church. Well worthy of a visit, especially on bell ringing days, Holme next to Sea, Saint Mary's Church, near Hunstanton, square tower at the south-west angle, 5 bells, nave and chancel. The tower is early Perpendicular. In 1779 the nave was rebuilt mainly with the materials taken from the aisles when the latter were pulled down in the previous year. On the south side of the chancel is a monument to Richard Stone and his wife, dated 1607, the before mentioned brass to Henry Nottyngham, who built the tower and gave vestments to the church. There are memorials to the le Strange, Holley and Nelson families.

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Holme next to Sea, Saint Mary's Church.
Holme next to Sea, Saint Mary's Church.
Holme next to Sea, Saint Mary's Church.
Holme next to Sea, Saint Mary's Church.
Holme next to Sea, Saint Mary's Church.
Holme next to Sea, Saint Mary's Church.
Holme next to Sea, Saint Mary's Church.
Holme next to Sea, Saint Mary's Church.
Holme next to Sea, Saint Mary's Church.
Holme next to Sea, Saint Mary's Church.
Holme next to Sea, Saint Mary's Church.
Holme next to Sea, Saint Mary's Church.
Holme next to Sea, Saint Mary's Church.
Holme next to Sea, Saint Mary's Church.
Holme next to Sea, Saint Mary's Church.
Holme next to Sea, Saint Mary's Church.
Holme next to Sea, Saint Mary's Church.
Holme next to Sea, Saint Mary's Church.
Holme next to Sea, Saint Mary's Church.
Holme next to Sea, Saint Mary's Church.
Holme next to Sea, Saint Mary's Church.
Holme next to Sea, Saint Mary's Church.
Holme next to Sea, Saint Mary's Church.
Holme next to Sea, Saint Mary's Church.
Holme next to Sea, Saint Mary's Church.
Holme next to Sea, Saint Mary's Church.
Holme next to Sea, Saint Mary's Church.
Holme next to Sea, Saint Mary's Church.
Holme next to Sea, Saint Mary's Church.
Holme next to Sea, Saint Mary's Church.
Holme next to Sea, Saint Mary's Church.
Holme next to Sea, Saint Mary's Church.
Holme next to Sea, Saint Mary's Church.
Holme next to Sea, Saint Mary's Church.
Holme next to Sea, Saint Mary's Church.