Somerleyton: St Mary, Somerleyton

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St Mary's, Somerleyton is a listed Grade II building situated one mile from the village.  Originally built in the 15th Century and extensively renovated in 1854, it contains many historical features, including a beautifully preserved 15th Century screen, one of the most remarkable in East Anglia.  The Font is also 15th Century with a Jacobean cover added in the 17th Century.

Of the stained glass windows, two in the North Nave are 14th century Flemish, originally taken from St. Olaves Priory.  On the same side is the St Francis window in memory of Frank Crossley, Second Baron and Lord of the Manor.  The east window, depicting the crucifixion, was donated by Reverend Charles John Steward in memory of his wife in 1887.  There are also three beautiful windows on the South  Nave donated by the Somerleyton family.

The bell tower contains six bells, three of which were cast in Norwich in the 15th Century, the others being added in the 18th and 19th century.  The Church is open every day from April to November.




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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 10192
Archdeaconry: NORFOLK (262)
Deanery: LOTHINGLAND (26205)
Parish Legal Name: Somerleyton (260403 )
CofE Church Info: (626403 26/403)
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The current editor is: Mary Truman

This page was last updated on Tuesday 29th August 2017
Somerleyton: St Mary : Blundeston Road, Somerleyton, Suffolk, NR32 5PP - Situated one mile from village of Somerleyton set back on the Somerleyton Estate.

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