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English: St Andrew's church - C15 bench end An elephant and castle - this is how a medieval wood carver, who would never have seen a live elephant, imagined the animal to look like. The earliest part of St Andrew's church > https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1576432 - https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1576456 is Saxon and the little round window near the north-west corner of the building, high up on the wall, dates from this time. The magnificent tower - it is 20 metres high and the largest Norman church tower in East Anglia - was completed around 1120, in Norman times. It is believed that it was probably built by William Bigod, Earl of Norfolk, who gave the church into the care of the Monks of Thetford Priory. The chancel, as we see it today, was added in the 14th century > https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1576459. During the 15th century the nave roof was heightened and some the carved bench ends under the tower date from this time. The stained glass window in the lady chapel > https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1576483 commemorates Lopham's traditional industry of linen weaving. The C14 octagonal font > https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1576473 is decorated with carved tracery patterns. The font cover dates from the 17th century. South Lopham church is in fact dedicated to St Nicholas but has been known as St Andrew's church since 1829, when a history book mistakenly described it as such.
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Camera location52° 23′ 45″ N, 0° 59′ 46″ E  Heading=45° Kartographer map based on OpenStreetMap.View this and other nearby images on: OpenStreetMap - Google Earthinfo
Object location52° 23′ 45″ N, 0° 59′ 47″ E  Heading=45° Kartographer map based on OpenStreetMap.View this and other nearby images on: OpenStreetMap - Google Earthinfo

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