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North Walsham Saint Nicholas Church NR28 9BT.
North Walsham Saint Nicholas Church NR28 9BT.



North Walsham Saint Nicholas Church. currently with its large stained west window out, but should hopefully be replaced for the 11-11-2018 Remembrance Day celebrations, needless to say this is a beautiful church in a town location. with its ruined square west tower, 2 bells, nave and chancel with aisles and roofs continuous for the full length of the church, but no clerestory. A fine south porch with parvis above. This church is in the early Perpendicular style, the east end with very fine Decorated windows being the earliest part, except for slight remains at the north end of the church of some Saxon work. The porch is a handsome specimen of Perpendicular work. The tower and spire were 147 feet high. The latter fell in 1724. On the north side of the chancel is a fine monument with laying effigy to Sir William Paston, Knight, died 1608. The base of the rood screen, with ancient paintings of saints remain. There is a very elaborate font cover of tabernacle work. There are some mural tablets to families. Cautley wrote; North Walsham Saint Nicholas Church, south porch, nave, chancel and continuous aisles to both. This fine church had a magnificent tower of 147 feet in height , but since the 18th century it has been in ruins. The church is 159 feet long and the roofs are continuous for the whole length, there being no chancel arch. Fine porch with niches and in the spandrils of arch, the Arms of Edward III., and his son John of Gaunt. Modern roofs and benches, and a plain font but with a most beautiful 15th century tabernacled cover suspended from a painted beam at springing level of arcade. The base of 15th century screen remains with paintings of apostles, Catherine, Barbara etc., and the base of aisle screens are unusual, with deeply traceried sub-base and traceried panels above, with elaborately carved spandrils. The sedilia and piscina have cusped ogee arches on detached piers. There is a 15th century iron bound chest with seven locks, and a most extraordinary set of Arms with Charles II on one side and on the other a Commonwealth device. A great deal of sanctuary is taken up with the tomb of Sir William Paston. scultered by John Key of London in 1608. The organ is built or constructed by Norman & Beard Ltd of London.


North Walsham Saint Nicholas Church NR28 9BT.
North Walsham Saint Nicholas Church NR28 9BT.
North Walsham Saint Nicholas Church NR28 9BT.
North Walsham Saint Nicholas Church NR28 9BT.
North Walsham Saint Nicholas Church NR28 9BT.
North Walsham Saint Nicholas Church NR28 9BT.
North Walsham Saint Nicholas Church NR28 9BT.
North Walsham Saint Nicholas Church NR28 9BT.
North Walsham Saint Nicholas Church NR28 9BT.
North Walsham Saint Nicholas Church NR28 9BT.
North Walsham Saint Nicholas Church NR28 9BT.
North Walsham Saint Nicholas Church NR28 9BT.
North Walsham Saint Nicholas Church NR28 9BT.
North Walsham Saint Nicholas Church NR28 9BT.
North Walsham Saint Nicholas Church NR28 9BT.
North Walsham Saint Nicholas Church NR28 9BT.