Buckenham, St Nicholas Church
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The most unusual feature is the tower arch, which was infilled with thin, almost lace-like tracery during the 19th century restoration. The style is very much Georgian Gothick, medieval in purpose, but almost baroque in execution, very unlike the later, more authentically medieval, Victorian Gothic.
The font has a wide, multi-panelled bowl standing on a narrow shaft, also split into panels. The panels on both bowl and shaft are beautifully carved with figures of saints.
Buckenham used to possess a bell cast in about 1290, making it one of the oldest in East Anglia. Unfortunately, this bell was stolen in the 1970s and has never been recovered.
St Nicholas stands in isolation amid farm fields. The church is no longer used for regular worship and is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.
About Buckenham, St Nicholas Church
Address: Buckenham, Norfolk, England, NR13 4HW
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: 7 miles east of Norwich
Website: Buckenham, St Nicholas Church
Churches Conservation Trust
Photo Credit: Evelyn Simak, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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