My Sunday Photo – April 1st, 2018.

IMG_2402Before I set eyes on Oxburgh Hall, I was captivated by the church next door, which I saw from the road.

My initial thought about St John the Evangelist was that it looked like a ruin but actually that’s not the case. Apparently, in 1948, its tower and spire collapsed into the south side of the nave. The nave was not rebuilt and remains gloriously open to the elements.

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I totally fell for these chairs and have about 20 photos of them from different angles (don’t worry, I’ll only post one).

The rest of the church does have a roof, although last November someone stole the lead from the chapel, which means “when it rains outside; it rains inside”, according to the sign. It’s distressing to see the water damage and the floor is lined with buckets to catch the drips (we left a donation to help the appeal to fund repairs).

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One of the things the church is famous for is its terracotta tombs. I didn’t know anything about them before we arrived so they were quite a surprise.

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23 thoughts on “My Sunday Photo – April 1st, 2018.

  1. That is fascinating. So it’s a church that is literally open to the elements? I hope the terracotta tombs are okay as they must be getting damp with no lead on the roof. I want to see this place! Wish you and your a happy Easter.

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