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Croft, All Saints
Croft, All Saints
Croft, All Saints

All Saints, Croft, is a fine greenstone church largely dating from the Decorated & Perpendicular periods.

Mark Acton, 2016

Croft, All Saints
Croft, All Saints
Croft, All Saints
Croft, All Saints

Many of the features of the church date from the Decorated period but the windows of the south aisle and the clerestory are late Perpendicular in style.

May 2016

Croft, All Saints church
Croft, All Saints
Croft, All Saints
Croft, All Saints

The fenestration of the chancel, including the five-light east window, is from the Perpendicular period.

May 2016

Croft, All Saints church
Croft, All Saints
Croft, All Saints
Croft, All Saints

The view of All Saints from the north-east shows the consistent Perpendicular style of the architecture from the chancel through to the embattled clerestory above the nave.

May 2016

Croft, All Saints church
Croft, All Saints
Croft, All Saints
Croft, All Saints

The church is built of greenstone except for the top section of the tower which was rebuilt of grey stone in 1656.

The tower was restored in 1857.

May 2016

Croft, All Saints church, tower
Croft, All Saints, bell repair
Croft, All Saints, bell repair
Croft, All Saints, bell repair

Self-explanatory notice inside the church tower at All Saints.

May 2016

Croft, Meers & Stainbank, James Richard Jerram, Henry Penn, Samuel Walker, Evelyn Monson, Heanley,
Croft, All Saints, bench door
Croft, All Saints, bench door
Croft, All Saints, bench door

A bench door with simple tracery.

May 2016

Croft, All Saints, bench door
Croft, All Saints, brass
Croft, All Saints, brass
Croft, All Saints, brass

Late thirteenth or early fourteenth century brass of a knight wearing chain mail. Only the head, shoulders and arms are preserved from what at one time was probably a complete figure.

This is said to be one of the four or five earliest surviving brasses in England.

May 2016

Croft, All Saints, brass, chain mail
Croft, All Saints, brass
Croft, All Saints, brass
Croft, All Saints, brass

The brass inscription from a memorial to the vicar's wife from the early seventeenth century.

May 2016

Croft, All Saints, brass, Agnes Worship, William Worship
Croft, All Saints, door
Croft, All Saints, door
Croft, All Saints, door

The fine panelled door leading into the south side of the nave is dated 1633.

May 2016

Croft, All Saints church, door
Croft, All Saints, door
Croft, All Saints, door
Croft, All Saints, door

The carved inscription on the inside of the south door reads:

HARBAR NEVSTEADE GORGE WhITING ChURChWARDONES

 

May 2016

Croft, All Saints church, door
Croft, All Saints, font
Croft, All Saints, font
Croft, All Saints, font

The large octagonal font has shields in simple panels and a bowl supported on busts.

May 2016

Croft, All Saints, font
Croft, All Saints, graffito
Croft, All Saints, graffito
Croft, All Saints, graffito

There are several examples of graffiti in the church.

May 2016

Croft, All Saints, Graffito
Croft, All Saints, grotesque
Croft, All Saints, grotesque
Croft, All Saints, grotesque

Badly eroded grotesque carving of a head at the end of a hood mould.

May 2016

Croft, All Saints, grotesque
Croft, All Saints, interior
Croft, All Saints, interior
Croft, All Saints, interior

The interior of All Saints looking west towards the bell tower.

The arcades are of the Decorated period, of five bays, with octagonal piers and double chamfered arches, a very regular and satisfying arrangement.

May 2016

Croft, All Saints, interior
Croft, All Saints, interior
Croft, All Saints, interior
Croft, All Saints, interior

The interior looking east with both rood and parclose screens showing clearly against the pale walls.

May 2016

 

Croft, All Saints, interior, rood screen parclose screen
Croft, All Saints, lectern
Croft, All Saints, lectern
Croft, All Saints, lectern

The medieval brass lectern was found in the moat of the Old Hall.

Similar lecterns are found in several larger East Anglian churches.

Mark Acton, 2016
Croft, All Saints, lectern, brass eagle
Croft, All Saints, monument
Croft, All Saints, monument
Croft, All Saints, monument

All Saints, Croft. Alabaster monument to Sir Valentine Brown (died 1600).

Mark Acton, 2016

Croft, All Saints, Monument, Sir Valentine Brown
Croft, All Saints, monument
Croft, All Saints, monument
Croft, All Saints, monument

Alabaster monument to John Brown (died 1614).

Mark Acton, 2016

Croft, All Saints, monument, John Brown
Croft, All Saints, pulpit
Croft, All Saints, pulpit
Croft, All Saints, pulpit

This early seventeenth century pulpit (dated 1615), finely decorated, with tester, is said to be the pattern for that at nearby Burgh le Marsh.

May 2016

Croft, All Saints church, pulpit
Croft, All Saints, pulpit
Croft, All Saints, pulpit
Croft, All Saints, pulpit

The carved inscription under the reading ledge of the pulpit. William Worship was the priest here in 1615.

May 2016

Croft, All Saints church, pulpit, William Worship
Croft, All Saints, pulpit
Croft, All Saints, pulpit
Croft, All Saints, pulpit

Detail of the carved decoration around the pulpit.

May 2016

Croft, All Saints church, pulpit
Croft, All Saints, window
Croft, All Saints, window
Croft, All Saints, window

The east window od All Saints, in Perpendicular style.

May 2016

Croft, All Saints church, window