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Neatishead, Saint Peters Church.

Neatishead, Saint Peters Church.



Neatishead, Saint Peters Church. Neatishead, recorded in the Domesday Book as "Snetesherd" meaning the head of a stream, the source of the Inet was nearby, Diocesan records of AD 1301 show that by then the village name was Netesherd. Neatishead became the home of R.A.F Neatishead was established during WW2 and consists of the main technical site, and a number of remote, and sometimes unmanned sites. Its primary function was as a "Control and Reporting Centre" (CRC) for the south of the UK. Equipment previously located in the base included: Type 7 Radar, FPS 6 height finding radar, Type 80 "Green Garlic" radar, Type 84 radar, Type 85 "Blue Yeoman" radar and a R15 Radar. Saint Peter's Church Neatishead, has a font that is the survivor of the Medieval Period, possibly 14th century, but with a modern cover, The pulpit has coins of 1790 and 1990 set into it and the pulpit itself, called a "Linen-folded" pulpit dates from around 1567, so to the chalice and paten. This was carefully restored in 1990. the reredos has gone, though the leaflet say's its still there, though the Ten Commandments remain. The churches font is 14th century and its shallow panelling reminiscent of tracery on windows. There is also a good piscina. Chancel only. Judging by the scale of what remains, this must have been a church of considerable size. Nice 14th century font with traceried bowl and shaft. Modern roofs and benches. Elizabethan pulpit with linen fold panels, three sided altar rails (modern rails) and Stuart table. Over the west door are traceried panels and the head of a niche, which probably came from the original porch.

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Neatishead, Saint Peters Church.
Neatishead, Saint Peters Church.
Neatishead, Saint Peters Church.
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Neatishead, Saint Peters Church.
Neatishead, Saint Peters Church.
Neatishead, Saint Peters Church.
Neatishead, Saint Peters Church.
Neatishead, Saint Peters Church.
Neatishead, Saint Peters Church.