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St Andrew, Little Massingham
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Andrew, Little Massingham
Although St Andrew is small, it is perfectly formed, with the tower, aisles, porch, clerestory and chancel that you would expect of a much larger East Anglian church. This is because much was done here in the 15th century, and much was done in the 19th century as well. The restorer here was the maverick Thomas Jekyll, whose most prominent Norfolk work is a few miles off at Holt Methodist church.
Despite the restoration, there is a rustic feel to the interior, quite unlike the more urban ambience of neighbouring Great Massingham. This feels like a village church. There are some imposing 17th and 18th century memorials, a pretty piscina with a double opening, and what appear to be the remains of angels in the chancel roof. There is a squint from the south aisle to the chancel.
Simon Knott, December 2006
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