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Lessingham, All Saints Church, NR12-0DL.
Lessingham, All Saints Church, NR12-0DL.



Lessingham All Saints Church, A nice church, much smaller than its original size, the chancel still standing, but bricked up where what once was a rood screen? I spoke to a lady in Revelations Norwich the day before, she asked if I had attended the church. She was a key holder, a delightful person from the small village. On looking for the church and asking directions, I bumped into yet another person involved with the church. Coincidence was it was the ladies husband. And what a nice man. The church of Lessingham was first mentioned in the Norwich Valuation of 1254, is built with Norfolk rounded flint cobbles, most collected from the beach, the inside had been painted at one stage by the man we spoke of, he said he had only meant to go to the top of the pews, but with a wedding coming up, he decided to make it a delight for the bride on her wedding day, and what a delightful church it was. I was pleased to see it retained much of its interior, though the rood screens have gone. The rood stairs remain, but are blocked. It has a Octagonal 13th century Purbeck marble font with 2 trefoil-headed arches to each bowl facet and stands on slim columns of oolitic limestone and a central, broad limestone stem, a visitor identified the slab it stands on as a Bullock Ledger of Purbeck Limestone. Beautiful stained glass denoting Saint George, Saint Andrew and a lovely picture for King Richard, with what looks like Jerusalem City.  Lessingham All Saints Church,west tower, south porch, nave and chancel continuous. This church is entirely thatched. Modern roofs and benches and typical 13th century font. The base of the 15th century screen remains with mutilated but untouched paintings. They had their names on the panels but these are very faint today but it is easy to recognise Saint Catherine with her wheel and Appolonia with her pincers and tooth, The sub-base is peculiar because the tracery goes through two panels. Plain Jacobean pulpit with back board and canopy, and a most interesting Stuart table inscribed "Anne Cocke the wyfe of Edmund Cocke was buried 1634, the 27th June"

Lessingham, All Saints Church, NR12-0DL.
Lessingham, All Saints Church, NR12-0DL.
Lessingham, All Saints Church, NR12-0DL.
Lessingham, All Saints Church, NR12-0DL.
Lessingham, All Saints Church, NR12-0DL.
Lessingham, All Saints Church, NR12-0DL.
Lessingham, All Saints Church, NR12-0DL.
Lessingham, All Saints Church, NR12-0DL.
Lessingham, All Saints Church, NR12-0DL.
Lessingham, All Saints Church, NR12-0DL.
Lessingham, All Saints Church, NR12-0DL.
Lessingham, All Saints Church, NR12-0DL.
Lessingham, All Saints Church, NR12-0DL.