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Larling, Saint Ethelbert, NR16-2AJ.
Larling, Saint Ethelbert Church, NR16-2AJ.



With its square west tower, Larling Saint Ethelbert church stands alone near Attleborough in Norfolk. The south doorway is Norman, the rest of the church a mixture of Gothic, the church has much restoration but still needs more. There are monuments to William Woodley, 1807 and George John Cerjat 1801. The belfry has 3 bells. Larling Saint Ethelbert's Church has a west tower, south porch, nave, south aisle and chancel. This fairly isolated church has a very nice Norman south doorway, with two ornamented and knopped shafts and the arch and jambs have unusual ornament. There are 14th century windows to the aisle and a pedimented angle buttresses. The church has a modern roof and fittings, plain 12th century square font. 14th century and an unusual arrangement of rood loft stairs, an abutment of Eastern aisle pier being pierced and approached by an open flight of steps at east end of the aisle. There is a 14th century double piscina, twice arched with cusped head. The hand of individuals is often discernible, even if we cannot attribute names to them, A good example is provided by masons marks at New Buckenham and Weasenham Saint Peter. Recently Richard Fawcett made a major contribution to techniques of architectural history by showing that the same decorative features could be seen in more than one church, and therefore reveal the work of "Schools" of masons, or even of individuals. Thus, he had demonstrated at Hockwold, Larling and Croxton. They all have the same simple tracery of the early 14th century; that a particular kind of elongated quatrefoil was used in the Attleborough area after 1320, and has links to Norwich Cathedral and that the towers of Blofield, Brisley, Fakenham, Foulsham, Heydon, Ingham and Southrepps were all the work of one man in the mid-15th century and that a mason who designed Wiveton Saint Mary worked elsewhere in Norfolk in the second quarter of the 15th century. 

Larling, Saint Ethelbert Church, NR16-2AJ.

Larling, Saint Ethelbert, NR16-2AJ.
Larling, Saint Ethelbert, NR16-2AJ.
Larling, Saint Ethelbert, NR16-2AJ.
Larling, Saint Ethelbert, NR16-2AJ.
Larling, Saint Ethelbert, NR16-2AJ.
Larling, Saint Ethelbert, NR16-2AJ.
Larling, Saint Ethelbert, NR16-2AJ.