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Marlingford Virgin Mary Church,
Marlingford Virgin Mary Church,



Marlingford church of Saint Mary, There has been a church in Marlingford prior to the Norman Conquest, because around that year 1000 Siflaed of Marlingford ordered in her will that "My church is to be free and Wulfmaer my priest is to sing in it, he and his issue, so long as they are in holy orders" The church did not stand alone in the middle of fields. At that time, Marlingford was in the middle of a whole settlement of houses. These houses eventually over the next few centuries  fell into disrepair and the church in 1861 was left almost on its own. Nothing of Siflaed's church survives today! Like most Saxon churches in Norfolk, it was originally built of wood. The oldest parts of Marlingford church of Saint Mary dates back to the twelfth century. The church has the most magnificent zig-zag-dog tooth designed arch over its south doorway! Marlingford church of Saint Mary, near Norwich, square west tower, 1 bell, nave with north aisle, but no clerestory, chancel and south porch. The porch was built and the north aisle rebuilt in 1881. The rest of the church is a mixture of Perpendicular and Decorated work. The south doorway is a good specimen of Norman work and the font is late Norman too. There are several memorial stones to the following families: Nethercole, Colby, Clarke, Cullyer, Greene, Jermy, Fife, Vincent and Rant.


Marlingford church of Saint Mary
Marlingford Virgin Mary Church,
Marlingford Virgin Mary Church,
Marlingford Virgin Mary Church,
Marlingford Virgin Mary Church,
Marlingford Virgin Mary Church,
Marlingford Virgin Mary Church,
Marlingford Virgin Mary Church,
Marlingford Virgin Mary Church,
Marlingford Virgin Mary Church,