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Somerleyton Saint Mary Church NR32 5PR.
Somerleyton Saint Mary Church NR32 5PR.



Somerleyton Saint Mary Church, Beside Somerleyton Hall and perched on the same estate, though accessed through a different gate marked "Church", this church is very beautiful and maintained to a very high standard, the square west tower, north porch, nave and chancel make up the building. The nave and porch of this church are tiled and separate, built in the pre-Reformation, this church was built in the 14th century. The most important of its church fixtures are the beautiful 15th century rood screens featuring some 16 saints. The glass in the east chancel shows The Crucifixion, and was given by Rev. Charles Steward in 1887, in memory of his wife. The north nave has glass from Saint Olave's Priory that is 1300th century and is Flemish and the south Nave has three windows dedicated to the Somerleyton family. The tower has 6 bells and is 15th century. the font, circa 15th century, it has an octagonal bowl with panels alternately lions and angels bearing shields and supported by four seated lions.
Above the south door is a stone sculptured slab with symbols of four Evangelists. This at one time was the Reredos of the altar. Sir Moton Peto took over the Estate in 1844, and among many other works of improvement, set about repairs on the church. This included the rebuilding of the chancel, incorporating a tomb of Knight Sir Thomas Jernegan, d 1446.


Somerleyton Saint Mary Church, Postcode: NR32 5PR.
Somerleyton Saint Mary Church NR32 5PR.
Somerleyton Saint Mary Church NR32 5PR.
Somerleyton Saint Mary Church NR32 5PR.
Somerleyton Saint Mary Church NR32 5PR.
Somerleyton Saint Mary Church NR32 5PR.
Somerleyton Saint Mary Church NR32 5PR.
Somerleyton Saint Mary Church NR32 5PR.
Somerleyton Saint Mary Church NR32 5PR.
Somerleyton Saint Mary Church NR32 5PR.
Somerleyton Saint Mary Church NR32 5PR.
Somerleyton Saint Mary Church NR32 5PR.
Somerleyton Saint Mary Church NR32 5PR.
Somerleyton Saint Mary Church NR32 5PR.
Somerleyton Saint Mary Church NR32 5PR.
Somerleyton Saint Mary Church NR32 5PR.