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Oxburgh Churches 1/7

In November I showed a long series of pictures of Oxburgh Hall in Norfolk and to finish this week are pictures of the two churches on the estate. The smaller of the two is this, the chapel of St.Margaret and Our Lady. The Bedingfields retained their own Catholic Priest, and heard Mass in a small chapel in a purpose-built chapel in the grounds. The current chapel dates from the 1830’s, and as such is an intriguing example of English Catholic architecture and sits down at the northern end of the site, overlooking the meadows beyond.

Oxburgh Churches 1/7

In November I showed a long series of pictures of Oxburgh Hall in Norfolk and to finish this week are pictures of the two churches on the estate. The smaller of the two is this, the chapel of St.Margaret and Our Lady. The Bedingfields retained their own Catholic Priest, and heard Mass in a small chapel in a purpose-built chapel in the grounds. The current chapel dates from the 1830’s, and as such is an intriguing example of English Catholic architecture and sits down at the northern end of the site, overlooking the meadows beyond.

comments (16)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 16 Feb 2015, 01:31
Ye gawds!

What would you do with a Roaming Catholic priest when he wasn't busy with Mass...was he also the gardener?
Brian Walbey: Goodness knows what the priest done the rest of the time.
I like that you show both angles!
Brian Walbey: Just about Elizabeth, there was hardly enough room to get the left hand shot, this was on my widest lens.
This is a perfect diptych Brian....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter.
  • Lisl
  • Batheaston
  • 16 Feb 2015, 06:15
It must have been hard for them to retain a priest in earlier times
Brian Walbey: I just wonder what the priest done all the time he wasn't priesting.
A wonderful presentation with this diptych Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 16 Feb 2015, 06:42
Very solid & made of the local stone presumably
Brian Walbey: Yes a nice little chapel, I don't know about the stone, that part of Norfolk, near Kings Lynn, isn't renown for hard stone.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 16 Feb 2015, 07:27
You visited this on a perfect day. I love the architecture
Brian Walbey: Yes it was a lovely day Astrid, you will be even more impressed when you see what is inside later in the week.
This is about the size I think I'd like, Brian. I can just imagine the charm on the inside as well!
Brian Walbey: I guess when there is only the family to use it then one doesn't need a building any bigger than this one. The amazing highlight of the inside is on my post tomorrow so if you do get a minute to spare you might like to have a quick look in.
A very pleasing pair of pictures Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Bill.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Feb 2015, 09:26
I thought we had a stereo image for a moment Brian - I will settle for you fine diptych though Brian ;o)
Brian Walbey: Thanks Mike.
nice duet of photos
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chantal.
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 16 Feb 2015, 12:49
The stone work looks more solid than I would expect in Norfolk
Brian Walbey: Yes the Kings Lynn area isn't famous for having hard stone available as far as I know.
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 16 Feb 2015, 17:13
You have shown this at its best Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chad.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Feb 2015, 20:56
It looks to be a little gem. I'm looking forward to seeing more.
Brian Walbey: It is a nice little chapel Alan, quite simple inside with an unexpected surprise, see Tuesday.
A well presented diptych of it Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Janet.
A nice pair of churches.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tom.

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