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Holt, Saint Andrew the Apostle Church, NR25-6BB.
Holt, Saint Andrew the Apostle Church, NR25-6BB.



Holt, Saint Andrew the Apostle Church, A church with a beautiful arcade approach, The Domesday book recording in 1086 that Holt already had a market and church, only the church survived! Alas nothing of that early church exists. Holt's church, originally with a spire was built in the 14th and 15th centuries, disaster struck this building on May 1st 1708 when fire swept through the town, most of Holt's main building's were destroyed and the church was gutted. The church was restored in 1727 and the new town of Holt was established to the west of the church. Further work was completed on the church in 1862 and 1874, the church has a new adaption to it in the form of a sacristy, office, kitchen and meeting room. The church of Saint Andrew's the Apostle has in it a circular Norman font, piscina, 15 stations of the cross by local artist Beverley Carpenter. A "Chaucer's Canterbury Tales" window, a sedilia, a sacrament chapel and a Consecration Cross. One sculture of Edmund Hobart 1666 by William Linton Norwich. Holt, Saint Andrew the Apostle Church, square west tower, a clock and 2 bells, nave with aisles, chancel and south porch. The styleis a mixture of Decorated and Perpendicular. Much damage was done by the great fire of 1708, and great restoration has followed. There are memorials to the Briggs, Butler, Edmund Hobart (William Linton, Norwich scultor, 1666), Holmes, obe to John Newdigate 1743 by sculptor george Storey, and other families, . The font has a circular basin. Holt, famous for its native Sir Thomas Gresham, b 1507, and for his foundation of gresham's School, which thrives greatly under the patronage of the Fishmongers.

Holt, Saint Andrew the Apostle Church, NR25-6BB.
Holt, Saint Andrew the Apostle Church, NR25-6BB.
Holt, Saint Andrew the Apostle Church, NR25-6BB.
Holt, Saint Andrew the Apostle Church, NR25-6BB.
Holt, Saint Andrew the Apostle Church, NR25-6BB.
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Holt, Saint Andrew the Apostle Church, NR25-6BB.
Holt, Saint Andrew the Apostle Church, NR25-6BB.
Holt, Saint Andrew the Apostle Church, NR25-6BB.
Holt, Saint Andrew the Apostle Church, NR25-6BB.
Holt, Saint Andrew the Apostle Church, NR25-6BB.
Holt, Saint Andrew the Apostle Church, NR25-6BB.
Holt, Saint Andrew the Apostle Church, NR25-6BB.
Holt, Saint Andrew the Apostle Church, NR25-6BB.