Saxlingham Nethergate Things to Do
visit the church of St Mary the Virgin
This church according to the brochure consists of a chancel with thick flint walls from 11th century; nave with south porch; 14th century square tower which replaces a round tower; north aisle and vestry which were added in 1868.
You enter the church through a door dating from about the early sixteenth century. There is a water stoop on the right dating from the late 14th century. The font like many others in Norfolk is octagonal and was carved in 15th century. The most beautiful feature is the stained glass, possibly some of the earliest mediaeval glass in Norfolk.
The nave has a 15 century roof. Carved faces dating to 1425-1450 are at the bases of the braces. They include a king and queen, an angel with lute, two lines and a spinster holding a spindle.
The centre south window is of geometrically patterned glass dating to about 1250. Other parts are earlier, whilst the rose of York is from the 15th century.Related to:
- Religious Travel
- Historical Travel