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Sco Ruston Saint Michael Church Ruin


Sco Ruston Saint Michael Church, Now a ruin and unable to go near due to falling debris, I have only exerts from books to go by. Cautley stated that this church had a nave, and chancel. Part of the old tower in ruins remains at west end. chiefly 14th century, but the roof I should say, early 16th century, being a very light arch-braced roof which is continuous, there being no chancel arch. One or two old, but simple bench ends and a 15th century inscribed south door recording that was the gift of Stephen Bolte and Eleanor his wife. For much of Norfolk, Sco Ruston is unheard of. Sco Ruston or Ristuna, meaning settlement in a brushwood wood. Hybrid. Old Norse skogr (wood) + Old English hris (brushwood) +tun (enclosure, settlement, farm), near Coltishall, Messent wrote: west tower in ruins, nave chancel and south porch. The style is mainly Decorated with some Perpendicular insertions. The open timber roof is of interest, and the south door is carved with lettering. The west gable is built up independent of the ruined tower, which is thus now detached from the church. On calling at Sco Ruston in Febuary 2019, it was clear that ivy had completely taken over the site and was causing more damage to an already ruined church. On speaking prior to a Mrs Smith, she said she remembers walking around the church, but hasn't been able to for a while. What a shame we let these parish churches, once used by so many locals as a refuge and place of worship, go to ruin. This was the second ruin of the day having first been to nearby Hainsford. Further information of kin, go to http://tinstaafl.co.uk/nbp/Church_Pages/Sco_ruston.htm. The site is completely locked off, caging prevents any near viewing to the ruin now, only the tower itself can be seen.

Sco Ruston Saint Michael Church Ruin