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Yelverton Saint Mary Church NR14 7PB
Yelverton Saint Mary Church NR14 7PB



Yelverton Saint Mary Church, What a beautiful looking oddity of a building, its just undergone restoration work with help from the National Lottery Fund. Several looks of brickwork and ages see you walking into a south porch with beautiful glass windows. One called Fire, complete with "Bull" as it incorporated the year dominated by the "Foot and Mouth Disease" that had ravaged the country. On the other side is the opposite, a window designed by the same artist, Pippa Brackall. This time "Water" It incorporates glass left from an act of vandalism, the original glass by Yarrington. Yelverton Saint Mary Church, near Norwich, has a square west tower, 3 bells, nave with south aisle, chancel and south porch. The Lottery fund paid for a new toilet positioned to the base of the tower. For safety sake, this is kept locked. This church is mainly in the Decorated style, with some later insertions. The base of the ancient rood screen remains. The carved font is partly Norman. There are memorials to the Playter, Nichols, Day, Bawtree, Crabtree and other families. There is also a marble monument to H. Rant, Esq., died 1661. There are some fragments of ancient stained glass in some of the windows. (As mentioned) Square west tower, 3 bells, 30' x 19' nave with south aisle, 16' square chancel and south porch. This church is mainly in the Decorated style, with some later insertions. The base of the ancient rood screen remains. The carved font is partly Norman. There are memorials to the Playter, Nichols, Day, Bawtree, Crabtree and other families. There is also a marble monument to H. Rant Esq., died 1661. There is a Stuart chest and table. The church has 12th century walls in the nave and part in the chancel, which is entered by a 600-year-old arch. The 15th- century east window has fragments of old glass and a modern scene of the Assension, showing Christ in a red and gold mantle and the woman in rich raiment of many colours. The porch, the south aisle, and the tall arcade are 14th century; the flint tower with dark red brick battlements comes from the 16th century. A Jacobean bench has a carved back. The roodstairs climb through a window splay, and the oak chancel screen of about 1500, made partly new, has its old base with original paintings of angels and a landscape of quaint trees and hills. Less than a span high is the brass portrait of Margaret Aldriche, who died in 1525, a girl whose father was Mayor of Norwich. The church was heavily restored in 1883 to the tone of £600, the floor was raised, font moved, the old three-decker pulpit and the box pews replaced. The nave and aisle were also filled with new seating. https://churchesofnorfolk.com by the Old Boi.

Yelverton or Ailvertuna, possibly Geldfrith's enclosure, possibly Old English. Geldfrith + tun (enclosure, settlement, farm)




Yelverton Saint Mary Church NR14 7PB
Yelverton Saint Mary Church NR14 7PB
Yelverton Saint Mary Church NR14 7PB