Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Rede, Suffolk

All Saints best aspect is from the south west but is rather disappointing inside since it has been thoroughly airbrushed, though I liked the pulpit and the rather odd (I assume Victorian) fake misericords.

ALL SAINTS. W tower of c. 1300, see the bell-openings. S porch C15, with pinnacles and a niche crowned by a nodding ogee arch. Chancel 1874. - PULPIT. C17, with scrolls for the book rest. - BENCHES. Some with poppy-heads. - STAINED GLASS. E window of 1874. It must for stylistic reasons be by Kempe, a very early piece. - PLATE. Elizabethan Cup; Paten c. 1662.

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REDE. It might be called the crown of Suffolk, for here is the highest ground in all this flat county, over 400 feet above the sea. The little church is 600 years old, with a chancel made new last century. It has some old carved benches, a Jacobean pulpit and three bells still tolling as they tolled for the death of Queen Elizabeth.

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