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Shelton Saint Marys Church NR15 2SD
Shelton Saint Marys Church NR15 2SD



Shelton Saint Marys Church, west tower, south porch, nave, north and south aisles full length of the church, chancel and sacristy, previously a parvise. This is a most interesting church, known to have begun at the end of the 15th century bu Sir Ralph Shelton, who left orders to his executors to complete it. The tower is early15th century, the ordinary flint tower, but the whole of the rest of the church is built in red brick with stone dressings. Shelton Saint Marys Church, is (one of only around six which step down to the chancel, the others being Ashwellthorpe, Burgh Parva, Dickleburgh, Shelton and Wickhampton) The lofty porch has a fine niche over the arch, in the spandrils of which are the Shelton Arms. Part of the groining remains, where that parvise used to be or never built. Curiously enough an old window can be seen outside at the west end of south aisle, which has been adapted to the later work. the interior is impressive with lofty arcades with stone panelling above, and lovely canopied niches above pillars and fine aisle windows. Abovethe tower arch is a fine carved set of William III Arms, framed with a carved panel below. The lower part of a screen remains which went right across the church originally. Very fine corbels remain in nave to take the former roof and a fine clerestoy of nine three-light windows. traditional font. Chancel full of Shelton family tombs, which are not remarkable, though that to Sir Ralph Shelton would have been a lovely canopy had been left intact, but an interesting one is that to Sir Robert Houghton. The Sacristy, built to the east of the Sanctuary, is an unusual feature and on a smaller scale is like those at Saint Peter Mancroft and St Peter Parmentergate, Norwich. Considerable remains of contemporary glass at east end, including pictures of the donors. The building is due to Sir Ralph Shelton died 1497, and his rebus of shell and tun is in glass in some of the window heads. In the east windows of the chancel and aisles there is handsome glass. The church quite out of the common, It is of fine brick, the clerestory faced with stone. Inside is rich stone panelling, and niches between the arches of the arcades, and ten image-brackets on each side. Shelton's rebus of shell and tun is in glass in some of the window heads. In the east windows of chancel and aisles there is handsome glass. North aisle: Annunciation, Resurrection, a female Saint with male head, and another. Chancel-late and restored: six large shields and six figures of donors, angel-musicians above. The tomb of Sir Robert Houghton is a fine one; he is in a judges robes, and his two wives and son are with him. Shelton or Sceltuna meaning enclosure on a pinnacled or shelf. Old English scylf (sheff/pinnacle) + tun (enclosure, settlement, farm)


Shelton Saint Marys Church, Postcode: NR15 2 SD.
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