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Swanton Morley, All Saints Church, NR20-4PB.
Swanton Morley, All Saints Church, NR20-4PB.



On reaching the Swanton Morley All Saints Church and looking around. I noticed another church in the distance, this Bylaugh. Excavations showed when refurbishment was done that a church was on the site way before that original on that you see today. This was in 1937, now what shows is a church bequeathed 10 marks by Sir William Morley. A large church, built by the mason who was also placed at Westminster Palace and Westminster Abbey in the Royal workshops, one Robert Wodehirst, this was in the 14th century. The church has a gallery possibly 16th century, before built the choir and musicians would have been house in the rood loft. The rood screen removed possibly in the reign of Elizabeth I. The lower part was still there in 1878. Swanton Morley All Saints Church, lofty west towered church near East Dereham, it has a clock and 5 bells, nave, aisles which run back to the west wall of the tower, chancel and south porch.  Built by Sir William de Morley, commenced 1379, consecrated in 1440. Late Perpendicular style. Large square-headed windows with transoms, diminutive clerestory, arch-braced nave and aisle roofs. Hammer beam roof to chancel, with carvings, one of which shows a swan on a tun or barrel. This being a rebus on the name of the village. Lofty arcading and three interior tower arches. The ancestors of President Abraham Lincoln came from Swanton Morley and Hingham.The organ is built or constructed by Norman & Beard Ltd of London.


Swanton Morley All Saints Church, Postcode: NR20-4PB
Swanton Morley, All Saints Church, NR20-4PB.
Swanton Morley, All Saints Church, NR20-4PB.
Swanton Morley, All Saints Church, NR20-4PB.
Swanton Morley, All Saints Church, NR20-4PB.
Swanton Morley, All Saints Church, NR20-4PB.
Swanton Morley, All Saints Church, NR20-4PB.
Swanton Morley, All Saints Church, NR20-4PB.
Swanton Morley, All Saints Church, NR20-4PB.
Swanton Morley, All Saints Church, NR20-4PB.
Swanton Morley, All Saints Church, NR20-4PB.
Swanton Morley, All Saints Church, NR20-4PB.
Swanton Morley, All Saints Church, NR20-4PB.
Swanton Morley, All Saints Church, NR20-4PB.
Swanton Morley, All Saints Church, NR20-4PB.
Swanton Morley, All Saints Church, NR20-4PB.