Preface | Quick Quide | Northwold Enters Written History | The Ely Connection | Northwold in Domesday
Northwold’s Greatest Son – A Benedictine Monk | Bishop Hugh’s Early English Church | From Early English to Decorated
Early Rectors, the Black Death & a Wall Painting | The Easter Sepulchre | Who Was John Sterlynge (or Starling or Stalyng)?
How St. Andrew’s Acquired Its Tower | The Tudor Period | Northwold Under The Stuarts and Cromwell
Georgian St. Andrew’s | Modern Times – From Charles Norman Onwards | A Brief Note on Sources

Just some of the church's features (click thumbnails for larger images):

Lych gate in memory of Claude Thornton, Rector 1892-1910.

Tomb of Charles Norman, Rector 1833-1873, and his wife Caroline, just inside the churchyard on the left.

South face of the clerestory, with a 15th century inscription inviting visitors to “pray for the sowle of John Stayling”.

Perpendicular tower, built in 1473, with eight pinnacles and flushwork patterns (decorative use of flint and other stone), diagonal stepped buttresses and a clock installed in 1807.

Early 14th century porch and 13th century inner door, and remains of mediaeval painting on the wall facing you as you enter.

Painted hammer-beam roof of the late 15th century, restored with the same colours in the 19th century.

Early English arcade, with alternate plain and foliate capitals, dating from the first half of the 13th century, though the westernmost bay was inserted when the tower was built.

Memorial plaque to Robert Burhill, Protestant theologian and controversialist, who was Rector (1622 – 41).

Latin inscription on a tomb set in the chancel floor, commemorating John Novell (Rector 1641-61); and memorials of the Carter family, prominent in the public affairs of Norfolk during the 18th and 19th centuries, former occupants of the sadly decayed early Georgian Manor House immediately opposite the church.

Font on an 18th century baluster, placed in the chancel.

Reticulated stonework of east window, dating from Decorated period of 1290-1350.

19th century stained glass in the east window; attributed to Messrs. Heaton, Butler and Bayne, c. 1873, depicting Saint Paul, flanked by the four Evangelists, Saints Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

Late 14th or possibly 15th century rare Easter Sepulchre, in the north east corner of the chancel – explained on a banner just on the left as you enter the church.

You will notice the strange fact that there is no image of Christ in any part of the church – other than the symbol of the cross.