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Trowse Saint Andrews Church
Trowse Saint Andrew's Church.


Taken from the programme as i cannot better.

Trowse Saint Andrews Church, was probably founded in 1281 by William de Kirby, Prior of Norwich and consisted of that part of the church known as the chancel. The tower was added in the 15th century as was the south porch and the nave. the font is also 15th century and is the only original piece of the church furnishing remaining. 1 bell, remains which dates from 1767, although recast in 1559. by 1899 the church was derelict, the roof leaked and the box pews were rotting. the three decker pulpit was a ruin, the legs of the altar were tied up with string. The support pillars for the gallery at the west end were infested with worm and the steps to it had been repaired with old boards on which had been written the Ten Commandments. Between 1899-1901 the south wall was restored and a north aisle added. A new pulpit was put in place in memory of Queen Victoria. One of a number of gifts to the church at this time is the painting on the south wall by Theodore Heins, which dates from around 1740. The 16th century wooden figures were added at the base of the pulpit. Four years later the reerdos, a copy of an Italian masterpiece, carved by James Minns of Lakenham was dedicated. The 1906 design for the dual purpose vestry and chapel on the south side of the chancel was by Garrett Taylor of Norwich. Then came the floods of 1912, the church was damaged when it was under 3ft of water. Previous floods had been recorded in 1271, 1607, 1697, 1791 and 1794. the work continued over the years, with the chancel roof being thatched in 1912. A new organ, built by Norman and Beard of Norwich, was installed in 1913. The east window is a memorial from 1926. The lower part of the tower vestry was screened off in 1931 in memory of Reverand Edwin Brown and the upper part added in 1972. A curtain between the side chapel and chancel was replaced by a screen in 1958. Special thaks to the two ladies that turned out at short notice and on such a cold day to let me in such a beautiful church. (One of my favourites)
Trowse or Treus, Wooden house. Old English treo or Old Norse tre (tree) + Old English and Old Norse hus (house).


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