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New Buckenham, Saint Martin Church,

New Buckenham, Saint Martin Church, NR16-2AT.


New Buckenham Saint Martin's Church, is in the Quidenham Group circle of churches. Following the Battle of Hastings victory, and seizure of the Saxon throne, Duke William gave the manor of Buckenham along with other lands to William d'Albini who was eminent among the Norman leaders. Saint Martin was built in around 1254 and placed under the control of Buckenham Priory, an institution founded by the second d'Albini on the site of the demolished Saxon strongpoint. The churches font is a strange one, it has a 15th century base of what look like beasts and cavemen. It has a 17th century bowl bearing the names of 1619 churchwardens. the church has a Ladies Chapel. In 1909, the vicars name was Bolderston. Listed on an extension of my family tree. New Buckenham, Saint Martin Church, west tower, south porch, nave, north and south aisles and chancel. This is a fine church with a tower having good traceried base course. West door with row of armorial shields over, including Arms of England, sound holes, fine flush work to diagonal buttresses and huge gargoyles. modern parapet and pinnacles. Fine south porch which has a magnificent traceried base-course, continued round aisle wall, a tiny niche over arch, stooled buttresses which once held figures and a magnificent flush work parapet. The south doorway is 15th century and finely traceried. Inside it has 15th century arcades and ten clerestory windows each side and a hammer-beam and arch-braced roof with massive corbels. Nice arch-braced roofs to aisles with traceried spandrils. The font is initialled 1619 Feb 1st and C.W. Sanctus bell window in tower, Stuart table and altar tomb north of chancel.

New Buckenham, Saint Martin Church, Postcode: NR16-2AT.
New Buckenham, Saint Martin Church,
New Buckenham, Saint Martin Church,
New Buckenham, Saint Martin Church,
New Buckenham, Saint Martin Church,
New Buckenham, Saint Martin Church,
New Buckenham, Saint Martin Church,
New Buckenham, Saint Martin Church,
New Buckenham, Saint Martin Church,
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