St Mary, Little Fransham

Whilst St Mary’s can be a little tricky to find it is definitely worth seeking out. Dating from the 13th century, it boasts an even earlier stone font from the 12th which sits at an unusual angle upon four columns.

Once upon a time, the church had a tower which unfortunately collapsed and was subsequently removed in 1700. In its place, a simple four-light window was fitted, more akin to the domestic style of that period than ecclesiastical.

In the chancel you will find a series of delightful little creatures carved into the pew ends, and in the nave, some very nice tracery work in the spandrels of the medieval hammer beam roof. 

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2. St Mary, Little Fransham
3. Bell tower ladder
4. Tile detail
5. South porch
6. Door detail
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8. St Mary, Little Fransham
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13. St Mary, Little Fransham
14. 12th century font
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24. Bench end detail
24. Bench end detail
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26. South porch