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Shouldham on the Hill All Saints Church.
Shouldham on the Hill All Saints Church.



Shouldham All Saints Church, Shouldham or Sculdeham, meaning: possibly debt homestead, a homestead that paid rent. The second element is ham (homestead), the first maybe Old English scyld (debt/due). Shouldham All Saints Church, built of carrstone and flint it stands on a hill just outside the village on the way to Marham. The tower is Decorated Period, the doorway, west window, bell opening and arch towards the nave too. Most of the windows are Perpendicular. The chancel rebuilt in 1868, the nave roof is quite steep. There was a priory founded in 1190 and some church parts here are from there. Shouldham All Saints Church, made of flint and carrstone, the tower is Decorated, so to the doorway, west window, bell openings and arch towards the nave. Of the same time the nave, doorways and the tomb recess in the nave north wall. Most of the windows are Perpendicular. The chancel was rebuilt in 1868. The nave roof is something special. It has a fine steep pitch and rests on alternating big and smaller hammer-beams. On the wall-plate a boarded coving with decorated cornice, and on this ashlar struts to the beams. The roof would be single-framed if it were not for the arched braces rising from the big hammer-beams to a collar high-up. The church has benches with traceried ends, (an exception in Norfolk) also poppyheads. west tower, south porch, nave, south transept and chancel. !4th century chancel. 14th century tower and plain octagonal font. The roof is interesting. It is a hammer-beam arch-braced with collar, but it differs from most in having a wide cove cutting up into arch-brace with a brattished cornice and thence ashlars rise to rafters. Flowers at intersections of purlins and principals. There are nine very nice traceried bench ends, some with poppy heads.

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Shouldham on the Hill All Saints Church. The Old Boi.
Shouldham on the Hill All Saints Church. The Old Boi.
Shouldham on the Hill All Saints Church. The Old Boi.
Shouldham on the Hill All Saints Church. The Old Boi.
Shouldham on the Hill All Saints Church. The Old Boi.
Shouldham on the Hill All Saints Church. The Old Boi.
Shouldham on the Hill All Saints Church. The Old Boi.
Shouldham on the Hill All Saints Church. The Old Boi.
Shouldham on the Hill All Saints Church. The Old Boi.
Shouldham on the Hill All Saints Church. The Old Boi.
Shouldham on the Hill All Saints Church. The Old Boi.
Shouldham on the Hill All Saints Church. The Old Boi.
Shouldham on the Hill All Saints Church. The Old Boi.
Shouldham on the Hill All Saints Church. The Old Boi.
Shouldham on the Hill All Saints Church. The Old Boi.