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North Barsham All Saints Church NR22 6AN



North Barsham All Saints Church, near Walsingham, the church has just had a new roof, so too nearby Waterden Church. In a part of Norfolk called the Barshams, all with-in a short distance of each other. No tower, a west bell-cot with 1 bell, nave and chancel. Mainly early Decorated work. There is a monument to Philip Russell, esq., dated 1617. there is a Purbeck 13th century font with shallow arches round the bowl. A Stuart table and pulpit. The present west wall was built after the fall of the tower, which must have demolished the west end of the nave when it fell. The original doorway was reset and also a very attractive niche above it, which has a 14th century ogee arch. Notice the ribbed vaulting inside the niche, a base for the former statue and two shields above; but it was reconstructed with no space between the base and the vaulting for a statue. The West wall also contains many pieces of cut stone reset amongst the flints. These came from the former tower and porch. Two faces from gargoyles can be found above the door. Mullion stones from a window, or windows, and there could have been parts of the tower arch. These include the remains of another south nave window and a porch. The east window is three lancets under a single arch and looks original although it must have been rebuilt in 1627 when the chancel was shortened by 2 or 3 yards. For February 13th, 1635, the old tithe book has this entry: "the newe pulpitt was made and sett uppe by Broadhead of Creake". This Jacobean pulpit was one of several improvements to the church paid for by the parish during the 10 years that followed the Bishop's visit. The base of the pulpit is much more recent, and it will be noticed that Broadhead would not have been allowed to put the pulpit so that it obscures the wall tablet of the patron of that time as it does now. A new Benefice was created of Great and Little Walsingham, Houghton Saint Giles and the Barshams in 1995.

North Barsham All Saints Church NR22 6AN