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Supporting All Saints Church, Morston

Gallery - Images of All Saints Church

The church stands prominently above the meandering North Norfolk coastal road offering a clear view of its commanding presence for miles. The tower stands out distinctively due to its Norman origins in the lower third section. It's unique features include its flat top without a parapet stage, as well as the significant red brick portion on the eastern side, a result of repairs made after a lightning strike in the 18th century. Construction of the tower was finished in the late 13th century, which makes it older than most reconstructed churches in the area, with few subsequent alterations. The roofs of the nave, chancel, and north aisle were rebuilt in the 15th century and have managed to survive.

The clerestory is atypical, featuring four small windows on each side, with quatrefoils to the south and a castellated parapet only at the east end. While it may not provide an abundance of natural light, it does emphasize the impressive height of the nave, as the building itself is not particularly tall. Upon entering the church, one is immediately struck by its sense of openness and brightness. Rather than emphasizing height, this typical East Anglian country church embraces a wider layout, with light cascading onto the aged wood and stone. The absence of stained glass adds to the simplicity of the furnishings, while the brick pamments form the floor. A notable feature is the 15th-century font, placed on a sturdy Maltese cross base.

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