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Oulton Saint Michael Church NR32 3BA



Oulton Saint Michael Church, probably originally a Norman tri-partite church. This church retains simple south and north Norman doors to nave, and its central Norman tower, the arch to tower facing nave being chevron moulded. The chancel seems to have been rebuilt in the 14th century and the nave much altered in the 15th century. A chapel to the Holy Trinity was built south of the tower but is now in ruins. A feature of the church is the 15th century ascent to the tower which would seem to have been from the rood loft. the font is of the East Anglian traditional type and on the front of the gallery hang the rather rare Royal Arms of James II (said to have come from Saint Margaret's Westminster). There are fragments of medieval glass that include a small figure of Our Lord in tracery eye of north east nave window (probably the ascension). The Stuart holy table is now a show case in the chancel. Magnificent brasses formerly in this church were stolen in 1857, there still retains on simple misericode.

Oulton Saint Michael Church NR32 3BA