Marsham church bells will ring again
2017: Bells are set to peel again from All Saints Church in Marsham, which has received a £15,000 grant from the National Churches Trust to pay for urgent repairs to the tower stonework and roof repairs.
The grade 1 listed church dates from early 14th century, though much of the building is 15th century. It is on the Historic England Heritage at Risk register.
Once the tower is repaired, bell ringers will be allowed to start ringing the fine peel of eight bells.
The church has many beautiful features including a rood screen thought to be dated 1507, a seven-sacrament font (one of only 29 in England, dated about 1467), painted board of James I Royal Coat of Arms, and carved angels in the roof beams. Two small medieval glass window lights depict an elephant and a unicorn - the only such examples in East Anglia.
The award is part of £596,000 rescue package from the National Churches Trust for 36 churches across the UK
For more on this story, with pictures, visit the North Norfolk News website, where this was first published.
The image of Marsham Church is by kind permission of Simon Knott at http://www.norfolkchurches.co.uk/
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