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Warham Saint Mary Magdalene Church NR23 1NP



Warham Saint Mary Magdalene Church, here at Warham is a cedar in the churchyard, and a fig tree growing against a wall of the old church tower. The tower has Norman remains and a 13th century arch opening to the aisleless nave. There is a sundail over the porch through which one enters another quaint and fascinating porch sheltering the priest's doorway is set in a buttress of the chancel. The church is a quaint little place with white walls, the tower and the sanctuary on a higher level than the rest, and the nave filled with high box-pews from which rises a most imposing three-decker pulpit with big projecting reading desks, a great six-sided canopy and a flight of eight steps. There is old glass making a riot of bright colour in some of the windows, with saints and ordinary folk in a jumble, a group of nuns and a bishop, and a rich man giving to beggers. Six scenes filling the east window show the Transfiguration. the Entry into Jerusalem, the Betrayal. the Decent from the Cross, the Entombment, and Mary meeting Out Lord in the Garden. One old fragment is dated 1628. Outside it has a simple Norman north doorway blocked up. There are considerable remains of 15th century and 17th century glass and Hanoverian Arms. 1 Bell, The north chapel contains the vaults of the Turner family.

Warham Saint Mary Magdalene Church NR23 1NP