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Strumpshaw, Saint Peter Church, NR13-4NR.
Strumpshaw, Saint Peter Church, NR13-4NR.



This church of Strumpshaw, Saint Peter, has been here since the 13th century, it has all the items you might hope to see. i was especially pleased to be accompanied by Mr Nick Price, a key holder who was very knowledgeable not only in this church, but of a further two churches and what is called Reverend Haslan's Alter. Saint Peter has all these items and more. It had, what I had seen before, but had no idea of what it was, a Banner Stave Locker. Now used for umbrella storing, in the Middle Ages times it would have been used for the storing of the handles, staves, of banners used in processions on Feast Day or holidays. It also has a Double Piscina and a triple sedilia. During the buildings re-work, it was suggested to raise the roof, in doing this a small space was left at the top There is a memorial window now placed there, it is supposed to represent humans life from the womb, birth, all the way unto his place to Heaven. A Lozenge graffiti mark is seen on the front entrance, this a sign that the Knights Templar had visited this church on their way back from the crusades.The church has a triangular shaped window, this dedicated in June 2009, and is in memory of Geoffrey and Rose Price and Gwyn and Connie Vaughan. Strumpshaw, Saint Peter Church, square west tower, 3 bells, nave, chancel and north porch. The nave and chancel are continuous under one roof, the walls being mainly 13th century, with some square-headed Perpendicular windows inserted in the nave. There is a fine rood screen with some ancient colouring remaining. The font is of interest. There are some brasses and memorials to the Barnes, Smith, Atkins, Tuck and other families.
The organ is built or constructed by Norman & Beard Ltd of London.

Strumpshaw, Saint Peter Church, NR13-4NR.
Strumpshaw, Saint Peter Church, NR13-4NR.
Strumpshaw, Saint Peter Church, NR13-4NR.
Strumpshaw, Saint Peter Church, NR13-4NR.
Strumpshaw, Saint Peter Church, NR13-4NR.
Strumpshaw, Saint Peter Church, NR13-4NR.
Strumpshaw, Saint Peter Church, NR13-4NR.
Strumpshaw, Saint Peter Church, NR13-4NR.
Strumpshaw, Saint Peter Church, NR13-4NR.
Strumpshaw, Saint Peter Church, NR13-4NR.
Strumpshaw, Saint Peter Church, NR13-4NR.
Strumpshaw, Saint Peter Church, NR13-4NR.
Strumpshaw, Saint Peter Church, NR13-4NR.