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Narford Saint Mary Church PE32 1JA



Narford Saint Mary Church, near Swaffham, square west tower, 1 bell, nave with aisles, chancel and south porch. It is mainly in the Decorated style and has recently been restored. In 1857 a wooden spire was taken down from the tower, and a pierced embattled parapet with pinnacles placed on the tower. This church stands on the verge of Narford Hall Park. The 15th century tower has sound holes, inside the arcades have only two bays with three two-light clerestory windows above. There is a Sanctus bell window in tower and a low-side window on south, now blocked up. 14th century recess in north wall of chancel with sepulchral slab below, and the dropped window sill sedilia has one arm-rest. The arms of Charles I very faded over chancel arch. A late 17th century and early 18th century country house in carrstone and ashlar, built by Sir Andrew Fontaine. The house was enlarged in about 1830, and has a central pedimented block and a stone tower porch. The interior contains several early 18th century fireplaces and plasterwork. The clock tower and orangery date to about 1860. 


Narford Saint Mary Church PE32 1JA