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Winfarthing Saint Mary Church IP22 0EA.


Winfarthing Saint Mary Church. Near Diss Norfolk, This church has a square west tower, 6 bells, nave with south aisle and chancel. The style is mainly Decorated, but the aisle was rebuilt in 1906. The clerestory windows are circular with quatrefoil lights. There are two ancient brasses. The font is Norman and of much interest. The church at one time possessed a sword which is supposed to have belonged to a thief who took sanctuary here. It was regarded as a relic and visited by pilgrims. (Messent) Winfarthing Saint Mary Church This church has west tower, nave, north porch, south aisle and chancel. The north porch retains its old 15th century roof. The nave was obviously built before the tower, for the similar buttress to that at the north east corner, may be seen at the north west incorporated with the 15th century tower. There is a curious Norman font and 15th century arcade. The aisle roof is simply arch-braced and has small traceried spandrils. All other roofs are modern. Notice in the aisle that the rood loft stairs start 6' up off the floor. In the chancel, is a dropped window sill sedilia and Stuart altar. (Cautley) Virtually Decorated throughout. The chancel comes first (Y-and intersected tracery; the low side window with ogee motif perhaps an addition) The nave and south aisle are second, the tower last.

Winfarthing Saint Mary Church Postcode IP22 0EA.