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Shipdham All Saint's Church Postcode IP25 7LX.

Shipdham All Saint's Church Postcode IP25 7LX.


Shipdham All Saint's Church, Shipdham, or Scipdham, possibly homstead with a flock of sheep. The second element is ham, (homestead) The first element is probably a derivative of sceap (sheep), what a beautiful church both inside and out, it seems to be that part of Norfolk's hub, anywhere you need to go and make for Shiphams All Saints Church and you can't go far wrong. I was first pointed to this village as the suggestion of a friend for May Day, They hold local celebrations each year on the village green. All Saints has a lot going for it, it can be seen for miles with its spire aloft on its tower. Inside is a chest , font, pews and extra rooms to meet up etc. Shipdham All Saint's Church, west tower, south porch, nave, north aisle, chancel chapel. The 15th century tower has a later and curious cupola lead covered. There is a Sanctus bell turret and a late Norman priest's door. Simple 14th century font with traceried bowl and in the north aisle is a late Norman font with tracery on two faces, the others arcaded. Plain fully arch-braced roof to aisle and a very interesting set of Commandments dated 1630 with an ornamented border. The old tympanic filling of chancel arch exists at the west end of church with the Arms of Charles II, dated 1661. Late 14th century arcade, pillar piscina and plain arched sedilia, simple Jacobean pulpit and table and 15th century iron-bound chest with five locks. In The parvise is a valuable collection of books including a 13th manuscript psalter Book for a Kyng 1507 The houre of the Commandementes of God, 1509 and a first edition of Milton's Lycidas. But the feature of the church is the interesting early 15th century lectern. It is double and has traceried book rests with a brattished top, the shaft has three buttresses with little quatrefoils between them and the base is terminated with three lions.

Shipdham All Saint's Church, Postcode IP25 7LX
Shipdham All Saint's Church Postcode IP25 7LX.
Shipdham All Saint's Church Postcode IP25 7LX.
Shipdham All Saint's Church Postcode IP25 7LX.
Shipdham All Saint's Church Postcode IP25 7LX.


Shipdham All Saint's Church Postcode IP25 7LX.
Shipdham All Saint's Church Postcode IP25 7LX.
Shipdham All Saint's Church Postcode IP25 7LX.
Shipdham All Saint's Church Postcode IP25 7LX.
Shipdham All Saint's Church Postcode IP25 7LX.
Shipdham All Saint's Church Postcode IP25 7LX.
Shipdham All Saint's Church Postcode IP25 7LX.
Shipdham All Saint's Church Postcode IP25 7LX.
Shipdham All Saint's Church Postcode IP25 7LX.