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All Saints, Little Totham

Little Totham

 

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The countryside was rolling, the lanes were narrow and there was very little traffic about. I came to the next church without going through its village. Open. Externally, this is a Norman church with a weather-boarded tower in the Essex fashion. But the porch is also weather boarded, and the church is rendered in apricot, and all in all the effect was of a child's model of a church, to which the parent might say that it looked a lot like a church without being quite right.

The outer doors were wedged open, and the inner south door was surrounded by a terrific Norman doorway, the best one I've seen in Essex so far. It would not be out of place in south-east Norfolk. You step into a delightfully rough and ready interior. 13th century faces look out from the wooden wall posts, and there is an intimate 17th century memorial, a couple looking at each other over the prayer desk, but so close in such a little church. Again, Ernest Geldart was responsible for the restoration. I liked it all a great deal, and thought it another Essex Top 40 church.

Simon Knott, April 2013

               

 

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