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Whissonsett Saint Mary's Church.ChurchesofNorfolk by the Old Boi,

Whissonsett Saint Mary's Church.


Whissonsett Saint Mary's Church, This church belongs to a group of churches called "Upper Wensum Churches" in this group of churches are Dunton, Great Ryburgh, Sheresford, Colkirk, Oswick, Whissonsett, Gateley, Horningtoft and Brisley. Sheresford, Whissonsett probably derives its name from the Anglo-Saxon Whissingas or Whitchingas, a patronymic indicating an Anglo-Saxon settlement occupied by a family or community. In Domesday times, "Witchingheseta" was held by Ralph, son of Walter. of Roger Bigot who held no less than 187 manors in Norfolk. He was buried at Norwich Cathedral and before his death appointed Constable of Norwich Castle.  The pulpit is one of the prettiest of all churches in Norfolk. Its font, octagonal standing raised on a short cross base and pedestal! Whissonsett, saint Mary's Church has a west tower with bell openings with cusped Y-tracery. Perpendicular panelled battlements with shields in cusped fields. The rest Perpendicular too and over restored, but the sedilia and piscina in the chancel with detached shafts could be earlier. There are niches either side of the east window. There is a sculpture of an Anglo-Saxon cross with head in a circle and part of the shaft decorated with interlace. There are brasses to Thomas Gybon, 1485 and another brass of another knight possibly Gybon's son, 15th century. Both 18 inch figures, in west nave. Whissonsett Saint Mary's Church,square west tower, a clock and 4 bells, nave, chancel and south porch. This church is mainly in the Perpendicular style, the chancel being the earliest part. There are memorials to the Bozoun, Hapton, Guybon and other families. There is some ancient stained glass in some of the windows. A celtic cross was dug up in the churchyard in 1902, and is now preserved.

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Whissonsett Saint Mary's Church.ChurchesofNorfolk by the Old Boi,
Whissonsett Saint Mary's Church.ChurchesofNorfolk by the Old Boi,
Whissonsett Saint Mary's Church.ChurchesofNorfolk by the Old Boi,
Whissonsett Saint Mary's Church.ChurchesofNorfolk by the Old Boi,


Whissonsett Saint Mary's Church.ChurchesofNorfolk by the Old Boi,
Whissonsett Saint Mary's Church.ChurchesofNorfolk by the Old Boi,
Whissonsett Saint Mary's Church.ChurchesofNorfolk by the Old Boi,
Whissonsett Saint Mary's Church.ChurchesofNorfolk by the Old Boi,
Whissonsett Saint Mary's Church.ChurchesofNorfolk by the Old Boi,
Whissonsett Saint Mary's Church.ChurchesofNorfolk by the Old Boi,
Whissonsett Saint Mary's Church.ChurchesofNorfolk by the Old Boi,
Whissonsett Saint Mary's Church.ChurchesofNorfolk by the Old Boi,