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Norton – All Saints

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All Saints parish church Norton has a C13 tower, the rest of the church is mostly in the Decorative style of C14.

Font, All Saints, Norton Font, All Saints, Norton
Font, All Saints, Norton Font, All Saints, Norton

The font near the entrance is C13 with recut protruding faces.

Stained Glass - All Saints, Norton Stained Glass - All Saints, Norton Stained Glass - All Saints, Norton

Stained Glass - All Saints, Norton Stained Glass - All Saints, Norton Stained Glass - All Saints, Norton

The stained glass in the north and south aisle windows contain shields and single figures of the St. Edmund, St. Stephen, St. David, St. Patrick, and St. Andrew of unknown the date and maker. However, the east window in the chancel is dated 1847 and signed by Thomas Willement known as “the Father of Victorian Stained Glass”.

Jacobean monument - All Saints, Norton Alabaster tomb - All Saints, Norton Alabaster tomb - All Saints, Norton

Alabaster tomb - All Saints, Norton Alabaster tomb - All Saints, Norton

The north aisle contains a rustic monument to Elizabeth Verney (d1633) of a kneeling figure. The south aisle has a large alabaster memorial to Elizabeth Knightley (d1602).

Monument - All Saints, Norton Monument - All Saints, Norton Monument - All Saints, Norton

The chancel contains two C17 monuments to memebers of the Breton family. A large pink and white marble monument to Nicholas Breton (d1658) and his wife, and a wall tablet to Nicholas Breton (d1624). On the north wall of the chancel is a monument by William Behnes dedicated to Charlotte Botfield. The life size sculpture is that of her son mourning his mother.

Mass dial- All Saints, Norton Sundial- All Saints, Norton

Outside on the south wall of the church is a painted sundial and an early medieval mass dial, a crude form of sundial used to determine when to ring the bells for mass, scratch into the stonework.

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