All Saints, Necton
As you enter the church through the west tower you are instantly greeted by the sight of the impressive hammer beam roof, complete with a host of angels. The roof was repainted in hues of burnt orange and red in the 19th century as part of major restorations, which also included the rebuilding of the tower. At the same time the south entrance was converted into a side chapel that houses two monuments to the Mason family designed by Augustus Pugin. The monuments each feature six praying angel effigies, carved in marble and on the base the Mason family coat of arms.
The church also has a couple of Jacobean features in respect of the pulpit and the alter table which date from 1636 and 1634 respectively. The alter table was a gift from a member of the Mason family and sits in front of the reredos that feature a large copy of the painting, 'The Raising of Lazarus' by Sebastiano Del Piombo.
The clerestory of sixteen clear glass windows give the building a light and airy feel and was added in 1490 when the height of the nave was raised. In between each window stands a figure on a pedestal and the reveals are adorned with a series of plasterwork flowers.