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St Mary, Belchamp Walter

Belchamp Walter

Belchamp Walter Belchamp Walter

 

Here we are in the heart of Lovejoy country. Entirely a Suffolk church I suppose (we are less than a mile from the border), and not terribly attractive perhaps with its low chancel and blockish tower. But the setting makes up for all that, of course, with the Hall, and the woods, and the sheep, and the cottages. I thought this church was very interesting, particularly the wall paintings. It was almost entirely dark inside, and so it was only when I got home that I could really see what they were - very fine indeed. I loved the stone flags as well, shame about the carpets over them.

Simon Knott, January 2013

               

Belchamp Walter Belchamp Walter Belchamp Walter
St Peter (and flies) St Michael the grass withereth, the flower fadeth Holy Trinity
Last Supper Christ washes the feet of the disciples Resurrection
Blessed Virgin suckling the Christchild while a donor looks on St Edmund martyred three living Viking long bow men the martyrdom of St Edmund
Belchamp Walter Belchamp Walter Belchamp Walter
Belchamp Walter Belchamp Walter Belchamp Walter

cherub, two hearts and foliage

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