Swanton Abbot: St Michael, Swanton Abbott

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A fine old Norfolk church situated on a hill top where there has been a church since Anglo Saxon times although no trace of the original church is visible today. Rebuilding of the present church in stone started with the Tower in about 1340 and ended with the Chancel a century later. The Chancel screen was made to complete the building of the Chancel and bears the initials of the then rector, Stephen Multon 1435-1477.

The Porch is a 15th century addition to the Nave and the original roof has a niche for a figure of St Michael. The Church door has a particularly ancient ring knocker which Pevsner suggests could be 13th century but the latch on the inside has an inscription "T Cook 1819."

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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 5438
Style of worship: Traditional Catholic
Archdeaconry: NORFOLK (262)
Parish Legal Name: Swanton Abbott (260221 )
CofE Church Info: (626221 26/221)
Short URL: acny.uk/5438/
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This page was last updated on Tuesday 1st November 2016
 
 
 
Swanton Abbot: St Michael : Church Lane, Swanton Abbott, Norfolk, NR10 5DY

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