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Irstead Saint Michael Church NR12 8XS
Irstead Saint Michael Church NR12 8XS

Irstead Saint Michael Church, As you enter the church, look above, Saint Michael is seen wrestling with a serpent that is wrapping itself around him. It is in the niche where on most churches and as in this case, a saint goes. Many are often missing. west tower, south porch, nave south aisle and chancel. This is an interesting 14th century church, that except for the aisle which is 15th century. The nave and chancel are continuous with no chancel arch and the roofs are complete thatch, showing underneath between the rafters a diagonal pattern, but with the thatch tied round the modern rafters. The late 14th century font is interesting with lions and figures round the shaft and octagonal bowl and on two steps. On the bowl to the west is Agnus Dei, and on the east  what would appear to be the Vericle of saint Veronica. There is nice 14th century ironwork on the south doorway to the old ring handle. The bench ends in nave are curious with deeply recessed rough niches, only the westward one being carved as a pair of doors. There are a few figures and grotesques on arm-rests. The porch once had a parvis. The base of the screen remains in fair state of preservation with painted panels of the twelve Apostles. The pulpit is Elizabethan with linen fold panels and there is a Stuart table A few fragmants of 15th century glass in chancel and a few indistinct wall paintings, with part of Saint Christopher by the north west nave window.

Irstead Saint Michael Church NR12 8XS
Irstead Saint Michael Church NR12 8XS
Irstead Saint Michael Church NR12 8XS
Irstead Saint Michael Church NR12 8XS
Irstead Saint Michael Church NR12 8XS
Irstead Saint Michael Church NR12 8XS
Irstead Saint Michael Church NR12 8XS
Irstead Saint Michael Church NR12 8XS
Irstead Saint Michael Church NR12 8XS
Irstead Saint Michael Church NR12 8XS