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Middleton Saint Mary's Church
Middleton Saint Mary's Church.



Middleton Saint Mary's Church. At the nearby Blackborough Nunnery, Sir Roger de Scales and Muriel his wife founded a small priory there for religious persons of both sexes, this in the time of Stephen, but Roger de Scales the son of the founder, settled it upon nuns of the Benedictine Order before the year 1200. Parts of this building may still be seen adjoining Priory Farm. In digging among the foundations in 1834, three stone and two wooden coffins were discovered in a vault, they contained perfect skeletons, all blacked by time, except the teeth which retained their white enamel. One was supposed to be the skeleton of a 7 feet tall man, At the same time a number of tessellated pavements, a gold seal and other antiquities were found. A stone coffin containing another skeleton was dug up in 1870, this in King's Lynn Museum. There are several Middleton's around the country Norfolk's means "Middle + Tun, = Middle Enclosure.  Middleton Saint Mary's Church. has, a square west tower, a clock and 2 bells, nave with aisles, chancel and south porch. The chancel and tower are mainly Decorated, the rest mainly Perpendicular with many square-headed windows. There is a great deal of local carrstone in the walls,  There are memorials to the Everard, Wood, Wythe, Pearson and other families. There is some ancient stained glass.

Middleton Saint Mary's Church.
Middleton Saint Mary's Church
Middleton Saint Mary's Church
Middleton Saint Mary's Church
Middleton Saint Mary's Church
Middleton Saint Mary's Church
Middleton Saint Mary's Church