Thursday, 9 February 2012

Horringer, Suffolk

On my way home from Bury I stopped at Horringer, and Depden but more of that later, which left so little impression that I had to check Simon Knott's entry for St Leonard. He rates it more highly than I do, finding points of merit where I only saw over restoration - I do, however, agree that the east window is stunning. It also had a couple of memorials to ancient relatives.

ST LEONARD. Dec chancel with E window of four lights with reticulated tracery. W tower Perp with pretty fleurons in the capitals of the arch towards the nave. The top is of brick, built in 1703. Perp S porch with much flushwork decoration, chequerboard as well as panel designs. A S chapel attached to its E wall. The N aisle of 1845. - STAINED GLASS. E window 1946 by J. E. Nuttgens. In the mildly Expressionist style of much modern English wood-engraving. - PLATE. Cup 1567-8; Flagon 1664; Paten and Almsdish 1699.

St Leonard

East window

Gargoyle (1)

HORRINGER. The main road has not spoiled it; it is still delightful with thatched cottages about its green. Its medieval church has an ancient painted roof and a font with brightly painted shields in its panels. By the altar is an old chair. The tower, started in the 15th century, was made as we see it in the 18th, and each of its
pinnacles has a little metal flag.


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