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Old Hunstanton St Mary's Church (Le Strange)

Old Hunstanton St Mary's Church (Le Strange)



The church is listed as Churches of the Saxon shore, others include: St Mary's Holme next the Sea, All Saints Thornham, Saint Mary the Virgin, Titchwell, Saint Mary's Brancaster, and Saint Mary's Burnham Deepdale, Saint Mary's church, Old Hunstanton. The church was extensively restored by Sir Hamon le Strange in 1857, it contains a number of monuments to members of the family including important brasses on a tomb chest to Sir Roger le Strange 1506. The church incorporates a square font with four legs and a centre pedestal, this standing on a square base, rood screen showing saints, with most of their faces still intact, a tomb in the north aisle dedicated to a member of the Le Strange family. A beautiful front door with ornate metal work. and a stone pulpit, the second best i have seen. The other Hilgay. Old Hunstanton St Mary's Church (Le Strange), has a square tower at its west end of the north aisle.1 bell, and a nave with aisles, a chancel and south porch. It is disabled friendly, the car park only a short walk to the church. Mainly in Decorated style, with beautiful clerestory windows. It has been much restored and many items inside are now modern. There is a fine altar tomb to Henry Le Strange, died 1485. There are also memorials to the previously mentioned Sir Hamon and to other members of that family. The founders tomb is near the chancel arch and is to Hamon Le Strange, esq, dating 14th century. There are also brasses to the Green family. And a quite rare Easter sepulchre. The font is late Norman.
Old Hunstanton St Mary's Church (Le Strange)
Old Hunstanton St Mary's Church (Le Strange)
Old Hunstanton St Mary's Church (Le Strange)
Old Hunstanton St Mary's Church (Le Strange)
Old Hunstanton St Mary's Church (Le Strange)
Old Hunstanton St Mary's Church (Le Strange)
Old Hunstanton St Mary's Church (Le Strange)
Old Hunstanton St Mary's Church (Le Strange)
Old Hunstanton St Mary's Church (Le Strange)
Old Hunstanton St Mary's Church (Le Strange)
Old Hunstanton St Mary's Church (Le Strange)
Old Hunstanton St Mary's Church (Le Strange)
Old Hunstanton St Mary's Church (Le Strange)
Old Hunstanton St Mary's Church (Le Strange)
Old Hunstanton St Mary's Church (Le Strange)
Old Hunstanton St Mary's Church (Le Strange)
Old Hunstanton St Mary's Church (Le Strange)
Old Hunstanton St Mary's Church (Le Strange)
Old Hunstanton St Mary's Church (Le Strange)
Old Hunstanton St Mary's Church (Le Strange)
Old Hunstanton St Mary's Church (Le Strange)
Old Hunstanton St Mary's Church (Le Strange)
Old Hunstanton St Mary's Church (Le Strange)
Old Hunstanton St Mary's Church (Le Strange)