Northwold, St Andrew's Church
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HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: 15th century Easter Sepulchre
On the north wall is a much faded wall painting which must date to the mid 14th century, around the time of the Black Death. One of the few decipherable parts of the painting shows a huntsman with a hawk upon his wrist.
The most interesting feature of St Andrews is, however, a superb late 14th or early 15th century Easter Sepulchre on the north wall of the chancel. Sepulchres are rare in England, and it is even rarer to find one in such good condition. Though some of the projecting stonework has been damaged, there remains enough detail to show what wonderful craftsmanship was required to create the sculpture. The upper section of the sepulchre has three niches, each with fantastic vaulting. There is a large central frieze with figures of four Roman soldiers with olive trees.
The Easer Sepulchre
Also within the church is a mounument to Robert Burhill (d. 1627) a poet, antiquarian, and associate of Sir Walter Raleigh. The hammer-beam nave roof is 15th century, though the painting is a 19th century restoration of the original medieval pattern. Look for the peculiar corbel head in the shape of a cow.
The most striking feature of the exterior is the huge Perpendicular tower, dating to 1473. This features 8 pinnacles and attractive flushwork patterns. The south porch is 14th century, and the main south door is 13th century.
About Northwold, St Andrew's Church
Address: High Street, Northwold, East Anglia, Norfolk, England
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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