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All Saints

This small and compact church is full of character and interest.

Cockthorpe, Norfolk

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The keyholder can be contacted on 01328 830202.


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In the south aisle are two fine monuments; one a large tomb chest and the other an alabaster and mid-17th century marble wall monument to Sir James Calthorpe (died 1615) and his wife Barbara, daughter of Sir John Bacon of Hesset who, according to the inscription, died in 1639 having seen 193 of her descendants. The tomb chest presents an interesting dating problem. Its framed panels are not typically medieval in their proportions and the gothic tracery is rather plainly detailed, factors which have led to the suggestion that it could be an example of late 16th century ‘gothic survival’. Blomefield ascribed the monument to Sir James Calthorpe who died in 1589.

  • Wildlife haven

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Social heritage stories

  • National heritage here

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Famous connections

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Church of England

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