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Church Micro 7549...Sisland

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Hidden : 04/03/2015
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The daily commute to Norwich can be a tedious journey at times so to break up the monotony I have placed a few Church Micro’s to help you navigate through the many villages that quietly zigzag their way along the edge of the A146

You are looking for a camo micro and will therefore need to BYOP and a log extractor

There is no Sisland village, and today there are less than a dozen houses in the parish, but on the lane that leads up to Thurton there is a cluster of bungalows and the church of St Mary.

Seen from the lane, the church is a thatched brick building, whitewashed except for where the windows and doors are picked out in red brick. There are heavy buttresses, which seem quite unnecessary. A wooden bell tower rises at the east end.

Going around to the north side, all is revealed. There are substantial ruins, and flint rubble in the wall. This church is built on the site of its medieval predecessor, which was destroyed by lightning on Sunday 12th July 1761 at three o'clock in the afternoon, during 'divine service', that is to say one of those interminable sermons so beloved of 18th century Rectors. The church appears to have been rebuilt almost immediately, the 1761 accounts detailing the purchase of 4000 bricks and 1100 tiles. The former north wall was reused, the south side being rebuilt, and the remains of the north transept chapel left as a buttress. The exterior is a sweet example of that century's Gothick.

Inside, the feel is of being inside a railway carriage, it is so long and narrow. The gallery remains from the rebuilding, and although the interior speaks more of the 1860s than the 1760s, the cast iron pillars are structural and appear to date from the 1760s.

The glass, three roundels of St Peter, St Paul and the Holy Spirit descending in the form of a dove, is interesting, predating as it does the 19th century revival in these matters, and there is one single survival from the earlier building in the form of the 15th century font in the East Anglian style.

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For full information on how you can expand the Church Micro series by sadexploration please read the Place your own Church Micro page before you contact him at

See also the Church Micro Statistics and Home pages for further information about the series.
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