Exterior view of St Luke Cold Higham Tomb recess

St Luke’s church at Cold Higham is a C13 building with a Norman saddleback roof tower. Currently on the “Heritage At Risk Register” which states that “structural movement to the east end has occurred leaving the masonry vulnerable to water ingress and there is erosion of all ironstone; this is a particular concern at high level on the tower.” On the outside wall on the south side of of the chancel is a C14 tomb recess.

C17 headstone C17 headstone

The church yard contains a number of C17 and C18 grave stones.

Curvilinear window Leper's squint Interior

The three light curvilinear east window dates from the early C14, and the south wall has a leper squint into the south chapel, which is now blocked by the tomb monument to Sir John de Patteshall (d1349). The nave is of 4 bays.

Patteshall effigyPatteshall effigy head

The tomb consists of an effigy of a cross legged knight made from oak, with the knights feet resting on a lion.

Matha stained glass Matthew and Mark stained glass

There are two windows containing victorian stained glass a 1-light window of Matha and Mary with Jesus, and a 2-light window depicing Mattew and Mark.

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