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Winterton All Saints Church NR29 4DB




Winterton All Saints Church, Many thanks to the lovely Ann who spent time talking to me when I visited this church, she was in there doing flower displays for a friends forth coming cremation. I was very surprised first of all to see such a large restigious building in such a small seaside place. And once inside, I was i awe of many things. Near Great Yarmouth, with a very tall 160 feet west tower, 6 bells, nave, chancel with vestry on the north side, and south porch. This church is mainly in the Perpendicular style. The earliest part is the chancel, with commenced about 1400. The tracery in the windows there is late Decorated. There is a brass to thomas Husband, dated 1676, and several memorial tablets to the Knights, Lens, Huntington and Hume families. There are kept registers from 1717. They include those of East Somerton, where the church is in ruin. In the corner is a "Fisherman" memorial, Nets, lamps and a crucifixion of Our Lord mark its spot. The nave is of the enomous width of 34 feet, and has modern roofs and fittings. There is a simple poor man's box and high up over the chancel arch the Arms of Charles I. The south porch is almost certainly erected by the generosity of one man, Sir John Fastolf (1378-1459), he was one of Shakespeares's inspirations for the character of Sir John Falstaff, who was owner of Saint Benet's manor in the parish. Originally it was two-storeyed with a priest's room above (parvise) There is a brass plaque, for William Keyman 1528 and below the oldest part of the church. There is a medieval aumbry on the wall, this where the Holy Oils and Communion vessels would have been kept. The unusual feature of this, is that it is actually dove-tailed into the wall, Above is a statue of Saint Nicholas, made in Walsingham to remember Claude Green, once a member here. There is a trefoil-headed piscina, there is a screen, also pulpit and eagle lectern, like the churches's other woodwork, these date from 1878 and were constructed from the old oak posts which supported the former roof.

Winterton All Saints Church NR29 4DB