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Wicklewood, Saint Andrews and All Saints Church, NR18-9HT
Wicklewood, Saint Andrews and All Saints Church, NR18-9HT



From the short walk from it's front car-park it was clear to see Wicklewood's Saint Andrews and All Saint's Church was undergoing an update in its adornment, the gentleman that was doing it, took time in showing both myself and a friend around the materials of the building. Wicklewood is one of the churches in the area that also have Morley (Saint Botolph and Saint Peter) and Deopham and Hackford. In the Domesday Book there are indications of two manors, there were two churches on this site too! In 1367 both churches were united under the office of the Almoner of Norwich Priory. St Andrews was in poor state and was demolished soon afterwards. All Saint's has architectural features covering several periods. Most of Saint Andrews and All Saints church is from the Perpendicular Gothic Period. Also that of the Victorian Age, a vestry in 1867, £801 3s 7d, and the chancel in 1895 £50. The church has a south porch with a mass dial. The octagonal font is believed to be from the 15th century. There is also a Holy Water Stoop (Benatura) Victorian pews c1865, there's a fine 20th century reredos painting. Arthur Mee's description of Wicklewood's Saint Andrews and All Saint's Church was as follows; On the two roads winding upwards we find the cottages with blossoming orchards round about the windmill, and on the other the 15th century church, in a churchyard with fine pastoral view of the broad plain spreading below. It greets Deopham's lovely tower two miles away, and see Hackford's church still nearer. Wicklewood's Saint Andrews and All Saint's Church is only an aisleless nave and chancel, with a tower which has a sundial over the massive entrance archway, and an ancient door with an old bar fastening. A tiny door in the tower opens to a winding stair which climbs to two rooms, each with a fireplace and one with an oven. A little old glass has a figure of a saint, and Christ with a sphere. The nave has  its own piscina. There is a simple old chest, a 15th century font and new poppy heads better than the old ones keeping them company. There is a relief of a monkey set in the south inner wall. There is a memorial to Bartholomew Dey by Stafford and Athow.

Wicklewood's Saint Andrews and All Saint's Church, Postcode: NR18-9HT.
Wicklewood, Saint Andrews and All Saints Church, NR18-9HT
Wicklewood, Saint Andrews and All Saints Church, NR18-9HT
Wicklewood, Saint Andrews and All Saints Church, NR18-9HT
Wicklewood, Saint Andrews and All Saints Church, NR18-9HT
Wicklewood, Saint Andrews and All Saints Church, NR18-9HT
Wicklewood, Saint Andrews and All Saints Church, NR18-9HT
Wicklewood, Saint Andrews and All Saints Church, NR18-9HT
Wicklewood, Saint Andrews and All Saints Church, NR18-9HT
Wicklewood, Saint Andrews and All Saints Church, NR18-9HT
Wicklewood, Saint Andrews and All Saints Church, NR18-9HT
Wicklewood, Saint Andrews and All Saints Church, NR18-9HT
Wicklewood, Saint Andrews and All Saints Church, NR18-9HT