Font - St Georges Church - Saham Toney, Norfolk
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12
N 52° 34.974 E 000° 48.102
31U E 351063 N 5828142
A lovely 14th Century Church with several fine features, in this Norfolk village.
Waymark Code: WM897P
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 02/21/2010
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Brentorboxer
Views: 3

The Parish Church of Saint George is constructed from flint and has a 15th century tower containing 6 bells and clock.
The Church has some very beautiful stained glass windows, the east window of the chancel portrays the Last Supper, this was a gift by the late Rev. W. H. Parker, who restored the whole building at considerable expense in 1864.

The nave arcades, clerestory, and part of the chancel date from the 14th century. The church has been restored in 1864.

Details from inside church:
"The village derives part of its name from the 13 acre mere that is in the parish.
The mere is well stocked with fish especially eels of two species, one noted for their delicious, and the other for their nauseous flavour, also one is of a peculiar shape. There are also pike in the mere of great size.
The mere which is privately owned, is thought to be as old as the last Ice Age.
The Toney part of the name comes from Roger de Toni, William the Conqueror’s standard bearer, and lord of the manor who added his name to the Saxon Saham which means town of the lake..."
Details from Wikipedia.
Approximate Age of Artefact: 14th century

Relevant Website: Not listed

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