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Welcome to the church of Anmer Sandringham Norfolk
This text appears in Nikolaus Pevsner and Bill Wilson's book, The Buildings of England: Norfolk 2: North-West and south published by Yale University Press (2nd. Ed 1999).
St Mary. in the grounds of Amner Hall and since 1896 part of the Sandringham estate. Late c13 and early to mid-c14 but very much restored, the first chancel in 1856 by Frederick Preedy, then the roofs in 1876, the tower in 1888; in 1906 the seats and the s chapel were refitted at the joint expense of Edward VII and Vice-Admiral Sir F.T Hamilton.
East window of four lights with intersecting tracery restored, but correctly. Preedy added the corner pilasters and the south window, and cusped Y-tracery in the south window.
Also in the south porch which has pointed tunnel vault with chamfered transverse aches, renewed c19. The simple south doorway is late c13. Both these structures belong to the time of Sir Oliver Calthorpe, then lord of the manor. Perp west tower added to the existing nave, which was extended west leaving the nave and south doors placed unusually far east of the tower. Apart from the doorway, the late c13 origins of the nave are thoroughly obscured, partly by its Perp windows, partly by restoration.
Fonts. one octagonal, with shields, and looking so Victorian that is must be. the other south chapel is a c18 baluster.
The paintings. Three in the chancel, by Sir Noel Paton, 1883, were removed to Sandringham House after restoration in 1986 (Man of Sorrows, Orate et Viilgate and the Good Shepherd).
The Stained Glass. West tower window by Ward and Hues 1889.
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