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Wighton, All Saints Church, NR23-1AL.

Wighton, All Saints Church, NR23-1AL.



Wighton, All Saints Church, NR23-1AL. My second visit to this church this year, the first time was whilst the church was undergoing a refit. Wighton as a village was hit by the infamous "Black Plague" of 1349, that year almost half of its villagers had died. by the 15th century, Wighton was the richest town in an area called North Greenhoe. (18 villages) The church was rebuilt, after the previous one demolished, the last church was well beyond repair. There are an unusual amount of Mason's marks on the building, these include marks that look like a "H" a "B" and a "T" with a split at its base. In all there are around 200 marks. Some located match those of Saint Nicholas Chapel, King's Lynn. Others at East Winch, Saint Margaret's Minster, Litcham, Weasenham Saint Peter, Fincham, Walpole Saint Peter and Little Walsingham. This really a feat on its own as travelling was not easy in those days. Around 1417.  Wighton, All Saints Church, near Walsingham, square west tower, 1 bell, nave with aisles, chancel and south porch. This church is mainly in the early Perpendicular style.The tower appears to have belonged to an earlier church, being early 14th century in style. The clerestory windows are large three-light ones. The rood staircase is perfect, but the screen remains are incomplete. There is some ancient glass in several of the windows. The ancient font is of interest. There is a holy water stoup near the north door. There is a remains of a parochial chapel, that can still be seen near Wey Curd farm.



Wighton, All Saints Church, Postcode: NR23-1AL.
Wighton, All Saints Church, NR23-1AL.
Wighton, All Saints Church, NR23-1AL.
Wighton, All Saints Church, NR23-1AL.
Wighton, All Saints Church, NR23-1AL.
Wighton, All Saints Church, NR23-1AL.
Wighton, All Saints Church, NR23-1AL.
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Wighton, All Saints Church, NR23-1AL.
Wighton, All Saints Church, NR23-1AL.
Wighton, All Saints Church, NR23-1AL.