Saturday, 22 October 2011

Stanstead, Suffolk

St James is pleasant enough but was somewhat outshone by Glemsford and Boxted; I did, however, really like the grotesques on the south porch.

ST JAMES. Small; mostly Perp. Earlier the W tower with small lancets and the N doorway and the chancel doorway: early C14.

St James (2)

Grotesque (1)

Glass (3)

STANSTEAD. From its hillside it looks across to distant woods and pastures new. A lychgate by its green leads past tall trimmed yews to the church porch guarded by snarling dragons. Most of the church is 500 years old, but there are bits of Norman masonry still in its walls. The panelled font is 700 years old with a floral pattern in ancient ironwork on its cover. One of the windows has 14th century heraldic glass, and the chancel roof has delightful angels on its corbels.


1 comment:

  1. My mother who now lives in Sacramento, Ca. lived in this Village Stanstead Suffolk England. She attended Church here it was right across the street where her house was. I visited there in 1979 and saw this Church and the awesome stained glass window. This is very nice I will have to show my mother this next time I see her.

    Lee Mary Dobler -Harmon