Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Cold Norton, Essex

St Stephen was rebuilt by the Victorians and it shows.

ST STEPHEN. 1855 by Pritchett (GR), with a bellcote quite out of keeping with the style of this part of Essex. But what did the High Victorians care? - BRASS. To a Lady, c. 1520.

Glass (2)

Maude Cammocke 1599 (2)

Brass (1)

COLD NORTON. Its cottages are scattered on a slope above the River Crouch. Its church is of last century and has a few things from the older church, a brass showing a woman in the headdress of 1520, and an oak pulpit carved from the old beams in the roof. From the same ancient timbers comes the reading desk. Crouching apostles and saints with their emblems as corbels support the roof, a modern sculpture gallery; and three panels of glass with backgrounds of rich blue give a glow to the east window. Its central panel is a beautiful Crucifixion.

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