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Medieval Stained Glass in Great Britain

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Norfolk: Southrepps, Parish Church of St James

O.S. TG 256368

A large church, with a tall fifteenth-century west tower. 1 The lavishly decorated chancel of c.1320 has windows with intersecting tracery (renewed in 1875), and the nave has similar windows, re-used from the destroyed north and south aisles. 2 There is a south porch.

Kemp records the shield of Mautby in the church of ‘Reppes’, without indication of position or medium, and he could be describing the church of Northrepps. The only extant glass is a figure of a seraph and fragments in the low side window sV. This has been reset and could have come from one of the fourteenth-century windows of the nave or former aisles. The c.1320 date given to the chancel would suit the glass, although it could be a little earlier.


There were legacies to building the tower in 1431, 1448 and 1476; Cotton and Cattermole 1983, p. 262. Return to context
A modern extension was built on the north side of the nave in 1995. Return to context
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