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Norfolk church treasures on top 100 at-risk list

KnaptonStPetersRoof450Seven of the nation’s top 100 church treasures which are under threat have been found in Norfolk according to a new report which says £3m is needed to restore them all.

Church Care has identified the 100 artworks currently most in need of conservation in churches across the country and seven of these are in Norfolk
The churches in Norfolk and their artwork included in the list are: a 16th century terracotta monument of Robert Jannys (cost £26,000) at St George's, Colegate, Norwich; a 17th century painting (cost £16,000) at St Faith's, Gaywood, King’s Lynn;  a Medieval stained glass (cost £22,000) at St Mary's, North Tuddenham; a 19th century Pugin-designed altar frontal (cost £4,000) at St Mary’s West Toft;  a 15th century font cover (£72,000) at St Peter and St Paul's, Salle; a 17th century font canopy (£72,000) at St Botolph's, Trunch; and - a Medieval double hammerbeam roof with decorative angels (£72,000) at St Peter's, Knapton.
All these treasures are at risk of permanent damage and loss and the 100 Church Treasures Appeal hopes to secure an important part of the nation's heritage and make it available to be enjoyed by visitors and the communities across the country.
You can find out more about the 100 Church Treasures Appeal, including how you can donate, by clicking here
Picture of Medieval double hammerbeam roof with decorative angels at St Peter's, Knapton by Simon Knott: www.norfolkchurches.co.uk

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