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Thornham All Saint's Church.

Thornham All Saint's Church.


Thornham All Saints Church,Thornham meaning Homestead at thorn trees, thorn + ham, (Homestead) Thornham All Saints Church, set on the coast road. Map at bottom of page. The very wide nave has arcades with 13th century columns, reset on higher bases when the church was largely rebuilt at the end of the 15th century. John Miller a wealthy local merchant and his wife Clarice, 1488 were the screen donors. Sadly only the dado survives with 16 painted figures. There is other 15th century woodwork on view, and the church has also a hammer beam roof, the door and bench ends. Among these is a carving of a ship and post mill. The church contains a pair of massive 17th century alms boxes, each with three hasps as the rector and both churchwardens had to be present when the boxes were open. The church also contains an elaborately carved medieval font cover given by Walter Bodham in 1493.West tower, south porch, north and south aisles, nave and chancel aisle. Fine church with nave 27ft wide, but rebuilt chancel. Early 13th century south doorway with two engaged column and traceried door, with parvise over porch. The tower has sound holes. Nice 15th century font on modern base. Plain single hammer-beam and arch-braced roof to nave (no collar) arch-braced between wall posts and five large three -light clerestory windows. 13th century arcades on later bases. The base of 15th century screen remains with original colour, having named saints with inscribed labels, all much mutilated. The misericorde and fourteen good benches with grotesques on arm rests.

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Thornham All Saint's Church.
Thornham All Saint's Church.
Thornham All Saint's Church.
Thornham All Saint's Church.
Thornham All Saint's Church.
Thornham All Saint's Church.
Thornham All Saint's Church.
Thornham All Saint's Church.
Thornham All Saint's Church.



Thornham All Saint's Church.
Thornham All Saint's Church.
Thornham All Saint's Church.
Thornham All Saint's Church.
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