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Mattishall All Saint's Church.
Mattishall All Saint's Church.



Mattishall All Saint's Church. "Mattishall and Tudd Valley benefice". We meet in East Tuddenham, Hockering, Mattishall, North Tuddenham, Welborne and Yaxham in Norfolk, England. A church is mentioned in the Domesday Book of AD1086. All Saints was rebuilt 1400 in the Perpendicular style. Very little evidence of the earlier church remains, but there are odd pieces of 13th/14th century stonework incorporated in the aisle walls. The arcades would have been constructed outside the original walls, these being removed later, which probably accounts for the fact that the arcades are not symmetrical. It is thought the tower, which is slightly older than the present church was originally separate. During restoration in the 19th century, this altar piece with the present oak reredos, carved by local man John Parling. Other work included dismantling the old box pews and reseating the nave and aisles. Apart from two small square pews for vicar and Reader, the chancel was furnished with a number of loose forms for the use of the Sunday School children. Later the choir stalls were added. The musicians’/singers’ gallery, said to be ‘unused and unsightly’, jutted out from the present ringing chamber and was removed. The ground floor  level of the tower was a foul-smelling place having been used to store the coal ‘which was periodically doled out to the poor of the parish who were recipients of the fuel charity.’Mattishall All Saints with its west late 14th century tower, with its rectangular buttresses, halfway up and then angle buttresses. , both north and south porches, nave, north and south aisles, chancel and south chancel aisle. The north porch is 15th century, with its three canopied niches and panelled parapet. Inside this church has a fine appearance, with lofty early 15th century arches and angel hammer-beam and arch braced roof with miniature collar very much restored. Canopy of honour with traces of colour,  and the south aisle roof is modern, but some of the old wall posts are still there with canopied figures showing considerable traces of colour and very good stone corbels below them. Both aisles are arcaded with stone seats. Very interesting base of old rood screen. The detail of tracery and sub base is fine, and the panels have paintings of the twelve apostles bearing scrolls inscribed with sentences from the Creed. All coloured. The aisle screen is complete to top of traceried head. There are Arms to George II. The organ is built or constructed by Norman & Beard Ltd of London.

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Mattishall All Saint's Church.
Mattishall All Saint's Church.
Mattishall All Saint's Church.
Mattishall All Saint's Church.
Mattishall All Saint's Church.
Mattishall All Saint's Church.
Mattishall All Saint's Church.
Mattishall All Saint's Church.
Mattishall All Saint's Church.
Mattishall All Saint's Church.
Mattishall All Saint's Church.
Mattishall All Saint's Church.
Mattishall All Saint's Church.
Mattishall All Saint's Church.