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Northwold Saint Andrew's Church.

Northwold Saint Andrew's Church.



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Northwold Saint Andrew's Church. Northwold, Northwalde, North woodland. Old English north + wald (woodland, high forest land, or open upland). Northwold Saint Andrew Church, has beautiful arcades, possibly mid 13th century, The west side is no later than Decorated Period, The tower itself appears to be Perpendicular, money was left for it in 1473. The tower is not plain, but one with diagonal buttresses with flush work emblems. The font is a big 18th century baluster (chancel) The church has an Easter Sepulchre, this 15th century, and wall paintings. Pevsner wrote: the story of this church begins with the beautiful arcades, which are mid 13th century. they have quartrefoil piers looking almost like a cluster of four independent shafts and capitals partly of rich stiff-leaf, partly moulded. The west bay is later, as the arches and responds show, but not later than Decorated, which is clear for the mouldings as well as the aisle west windows. This needs stressing; for though they were surely added with a view to the erection of a west tower itself appears to be Perpendicular throughout. Money was indeed left for this building in 1473. It is in an ambitious tower. Diagonal buttresses with flushwork emblems. Such emblems appear also on the base frieze and a frieze above the doorway. Double-stepped battlements with flushwork panelling and eight pinnacles. The aisle and chancel windows are mostly Decorated period. So is the south porch entrance, but the south doorway belongs to the arcade. the arch mouldings are very varied. Ambitious, somewhat restless clerestory with a commonwealth inscription. Three light windows with knapped flint surrounds and between them blank straight headed transomed stone windows. The nave roof has hammered beams alternating with arched braces starting from the wall post.   After the Reformation, Norfolk churches suffered greatly from the deliberate destruction of "Popish relics" (a campaign which Augustus Jessopp called The Great Pillage"). and also from neglect, changing taste and over-enthusiastic restoration. Therefore, very little survives of their rich and colourful medieval fittings and furnishings. This makes rare survivals particularly precious, like the screens at Ranworth, the Easter Sepulchre at Northwold, the roodloft at Sheringham, the "Dance of Death" at Sparham, and the painted rood at Ludham. There is little parking close, so not good for the disabled. churchesofnorfolk by the Old Boi.

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Northwold Saint Andrew's Church.
Northwold Saint Andrew's Church.