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Houghton Saint Giles Church.



In Walsingham country, there has been a church on this very site for hundreds of years. This is dedicated to Saint Giles. 650 AD – c. 710), also known as Giles the Hermit, Giles was a Greek, Christian, hermit saint from Athens, whose legend is centered in Provence and Septimania. Giles founded the abbey in Saint Giles du Gard whose tomb became a place of pilgrimage. It was a stop on the road that led from Arles to Santiago de Compostela, the pilgrim Way of James. Giles is one of the Fourteen holy helpers. The tower includes three bells, one with no marking, one that is inscribed John Draper of Thetford 1611 and the other a Latin inscription of "In Multis Anniston Resonet Campagna Johannis"  Roughly transmits to Anniston resonate in many John Campana. Anniston being the bell?The screen in the church here has to be examined. it has twelve figures, the names written in the sill above. Those on the north are a set we have not yet met with:
1, a woman nimbed, in Jewish kippah (/kɪˈpɑː/ kih-PAH; also spelled as kippa, kipa, kipah, and a nimbed boy. The name above is hardly legible. It was probably meant for Anna: itr should in fact be Emeria (which occurs later over the undoubted picture of Anne. Emeria is not familier here, but in the Netherlands she was, and was said to be the sister of Anne and ancestress of Saint Servatius of Maestricht, who is probably the boy here: also mother of Elizabeth. We find Emeria or Hismeria in the early German paintings of the Holy Family (die Heilige Sippe).
2, Saint Maria Salome (the mother of James and John, who are here with staff and cup).
3, Saint Maria Cleophe, with her four sons.
4, Saint Maria: Virgin crowned and the child.
5, Saint Elysabeth, and John Baptist with lamb,
6, Saint Emeria, really Anne, teaching the Virgin to read (No1 has usually been called Saint Monica, but there is no precedent for this). South of the door we have:
7, Saint Gregorius papa, as pope.
8, Saint Jeronimus cardinalis.
9, Saint Ambrocius episcopus.
10, Saint Augustinus episcocus.
11, Saint Silvester papa with a suppliant lady who says Silvester sancte me tua salva prece.
12, saint Clemens papa.
All faces, and the word papa, have been scratched. The former coving of the screen, at top, is traceable.