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Saham Toney Saint George's Church. Postcode:

Saham Toney Saint George's Church.


Saham Toney Saint George's Church.The name of the village derives from a settlement or Ham, by the Soe, an Old English word meaning Great Lake and there is a large mere still found nearby. The Toney refers to the family of Ralph de Tony, who came with the William the Conqueror and was given several lordships in Norfolk for services rendered. Much of this beautiful church was Victorian. including restorations in 1864, under the architect J.C. Buckler. Buckler also entirely rebuilt the east chancel wall. There are still box pews. And a font that shows a magnificent bird, this on seated on a ball on the octagonal wooden pedestalled lid. Shows off the 1522 font beautifully! It has wooden roods, highlighted in gold leaf. It really sparkled in the sunlight. This was restored in 1968 by The Woman Free Masons in their Diamond Jubilee Year. The organ is built or constructed by Norman & Beard Ltd of London. Saham Toney Saint George's Church. Postcode: near Watton, square west tower, a clock and 6 bells, nave with aisles, chancel and south porch with parvis. The nave arcade is late 13th century with circular piers. The rest of the church is transitional Decorated and perpendicular. The chancel was rebuilt during the first half of last century. The chancel screen is restored and coloured. The pews retain poppy heads and other carving. The font has a Jacobean cover dated 1632. There are a number of brasses and other memorials, including a brass to Anna Sandhill, dated 1576, and another to Edward Goffe of Threxton, an adjoing parish dated 1612. There is a memorial to Rev. Carolus Parrott, died 1787, and other rectors. Also to the Grigson, Parker, George, Castendieck and other families.


Saham Toney Saint George's Church. Postcode:
Saham Toney Saint George's Church. Postcode:
Saham Toney Saint George's Church. Postcode:
Saham Toney Saint George's Church. Postcode:
Saham Toney Saint George's Church. Postcode:
Saham Toney Saint George's Church. Postcode:
Saham Toney Saint George's Church. Postcode: