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Tacolneston, All Saint's Church

Tacolneston All Saints Church NR16 1EF



Tacolneston, All Saint's Church is a nice little church tucked slightly off the main road in this spread out village. Starting from the south porch with it's shield's of graffiti, to its, font, Jacobean fixtures and its Royal Coat of Arms of Charles I or Charles II over the tower wall inside, they denote a CR inscription. This church has lots of splendid fixtures. The church is quite lofty, and very spacious in look, the lack of a chancel arch making the church seem larger. There are signs that there was once a screen, but like so many, this has gone, only parts of it remain leaning up against the south inner wall. The flint and freestone dates back to the Black Death age, 1349 and this probably why the church is so remote from the rest of the village, once thatched, this church is now tiled. Tacolneston, All Saint's Church near Long Stratton, square west tower, 5 bells, nave with south aisle but no clerestory, chancel and south porch. All three periods of Gothic are exhibited in this church. The tower was rebuilt in 1509, when some windows were added. the base of the rood screen is ancient. A few  panels of that very remarkable screen are here. The shafts have beautiful gesso work, and there are border painted on a white ground. Two painted scenes survive, of a small size and very delicate work, which seem Flemish. They resemble miniatures in manuscripts; both unhappily are much injured. One is of  the Annunciation; window on left-bed with red tester, and a picture hanging on the wall-Virgin kneels at the foot of the bed, Gabriel in cope is on the right. The other is the Testament of Saint Anthony. He is seated in front of his cell on a rocky landscape, and a richly dressed lady (but with fire about her feet!) hold up a covered gold vessel. A piscina in the chancel has a shelf. The pulpit is Jacobean. The font is of interest. There are memorials to the Knipe family from 1736, one to the Gobbett family, dated 1762, and some to the Warren family from 1824.

Tacolneston, All Saints Church, NR16-1EF.
Tacolneston, All Saint's Church
Tacolneston, All Saint's Church
Tacolneston, All Saint's Church
Tacolneston, All Saint's Church
Tacolneston, All Saint's Church
George BOLDERO Baptism 5 Apr 1780 Norfolk Tacolneston : All Saints : Archdeacon's Transcripts
Tacolneston, All Saint's Church
Tacolneston, All Saint's Church
Tacolneston, All Saint's Church
Tacolneston, All Saint's Church
Tacolneston, All Saint's Church
Tacolneston, All Saint's Church
Tacolneston, All Saint's Church
Tacolneston, All Saint's Church
Tacolneston, All Saint's Church
Tacolneston, All Saint's Church