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All Saints, Gimingham
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That the church is in such fine fettle today can be put down to a rather overwhelming restoration in the 1860s, and you step into what is, to all intents and purposes, a Victorian church. But it is a pleasant one, and there are some old bench ends preserved and still in use. One of them, intriguingly, features a gryphon guarding the head of a man, similar to a surviving bench end at Neatishead.Also still in use is the font, which probably dates from about the time of the chancel.
But let us not dismiss the 19th century features, because the glass in particular is very good indeed, with its evangelistic symbols, although it must be said that St Mark looks a little like the Cowardly Lion from The Wizard of Oz. Pevsner says it is by the Kings.
Simon Knott, August 2006
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