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Snettisham Saint Mary's Church.
Snettisham Saint Mary's Church.




On an incline in front of Snettisham's football pitches, sits Snettisham Saint Mary's Church that can be seen for miles.
Unusual in Norfolk for having a spire, it also has a front narthex recess area on the front too consisting a entrance and lobby. From its churchyard with scars of a WW1 Zeppelin raid on 19th January 1915, this church stands proudly on the Norfolk landscape and has done since around 1340. Even after losing a chancel in 1603, this is still one of the largest in the county! Inside are remains for people to see of the Sanctus bell, this 700 years old its self. Owing to the condition of the belfry the sound of the bells has not been heard for many years but in 1838 the Church Wardens account showed "paid vergers for coronation of Queen Victoria 8/-". A plaque was uncovered recording that on the occasion of a previous repair in 1806, the then church wardens were Henry Styleman (the local square) and James Lay.  There are (or were) six bells in the tower.  All were inscribed "Thomas Newman made me 1710". Snettisham Saint Mary's Church, near Hunstanton, western narthex porch, nave with aisle, large square central tower with lofty spire, 6 bells, south transept, the north one having been taken down towards the end of the 16th century. The chancel is also gone, little more that foundations now remaining. This church is entirely in the Decorated style and has many fine windows of that period, the west one having exceedingly fine tracery. The clerestory windows are alternate circular and pointed. There is some ancient stained glass and several windows of a later date. There is a monument, with effigy, to Wymond Carye, died 1612, also memorial brasses to  John Cremer, died 1610, and to his wife and family. There are other memorials to the styleman, Hamilton and other families including one for Mary Styleman by sculptor R. Cooke of London. The octagonal font is restored. There is a brass eagle lectern.

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Snettisham Saint Mary's Church.
Snettisham Saint Mary's Church.
Snettisham Saint Mary's Church.
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Snettisham Saint Mary's Church.
Snettisham Saint Mary's Church.
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Snettisham Saint Mary's Church.
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