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A taster of St Mary’s Wimbotsham, Norfolk

And from Wingy in Wimbotsham – two photos of the ornate stonework in St Marys Wimbotsham   -a  similar  idea to the Little Paxton  St James “knots”  I posted a few days ago.

Firstly, the Little Paxton ” knots” ( Im not sure they are meant to be eels!)

stone twist

And now Wingy’s:

wingy's photos

wingy's stonework 2

Rather more ornate than the work at Little Paxton, and  its rather lovely.

Wingy writes that the date is c 1200.

Having been inspired by Wingy’s pictures, I have taken a look on the web for more info about St Marys – and here is a good link:

http://www.norfolkchurches.co.uk/wimbotsham/wimbotsham.htm

St Marys church

St Marys Church

carving - wimbo One of a series of remarkable pew end carvings.

vice steps - Wimbo

Excellent example of steps up to former rood loft – methinks these steps are called a ” vice” .

Wingy, thanks for introducing us to your church – one day I must visit and enjoy!

August 11, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

1 Comment »

  1. Wow Paxxy
    thank you very very much for posting our lill’ol church on your mega site. We like to think its a plain and simple building with plenty of homely warmth.
    Great News; having been in vacancy for 5 years and now having achieved a workable plan for minsitry in our deanery, we have been told that we can have a “house for duty” vikkie or vicar, as part of the new plan Yeahhhhhh!!!
    So if anyone out there is looking for such a position, take a look at “The Bardolph Group” in W. Norfolk please.
    Hope you dont mind doing a bit of advertising on your blog Paxxy??????

    Comment by Wingy | August 12, 2009 | Reply


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