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dogmarten28

Posted on 08/24/2013


Photo taken on July  5, 2013



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village
Mid-Suffolk
Hunston
Norman font
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Early English
14th century
transept
Suffolk
St. Michael
East Anglia
1882
church
J H Heigham


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St. Michael, Hunston (2)

St. Michael, Hunston (2)
Hunston is a small village set in a conservation area of Mid-Suffolk and lies about 12km east of Bury St Edmunds. It is set in flattish, mostly arable, farmland.

St Michael's Church stands at the end of a long farm track just south of the village centre, behind the site of Hunston Hall. The most noticable part of this quite small church is the comparatively large south transept. It is an interesting specimen of Early English architecture. There are a number of Early English windows and some perpendicular insertions. The nave roof is hammer-beam type, the restored chancel roof being copied from it. The chancel arch is plain, supported on circular shafts with richly foliated capitals.

The priest's door to the south is is headed by a boldly trefoliated segmented arch; the cusps are terminated with fleur-de-lys. In the east wall of the transept is a niche leaf with beautiful moulding of foliate design In the south-east angle of the transept is a beautiful Early English double piscina under two trefoil arches one in each wall supported on three circular shafts the central shaft being in the angle of the walls In the chancel are two ancient benches with well carved poppy heads. The font is Norman. Near the font is a well preserved chest of unusual design.

The 14th Century flint tower, which contains 5 bells, is of three stages without buttresses with a late brick parapet. In 1887 the chancel was restored by the late J H Heigham. The chancel floor was relaid with mosaic work by Major C Heigham, who in 1882 placed 6 new windows in the chancel. The most recent refurbishment completed in 2005 was restoration of a central window in the chancel.

Lorenzo Kjell Salmonson, dubonnet (Sharon 0), fifi, Peter Van Der Houwen and 4 other people have particularly liked this photo


10 comments - The latest ones
Janet Ulliott
Janet Ulliott
Beautiful Looking Church.
Well Taken.
4 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Brilliant ! Excellent capture friend!! Compliments !!! Good evening from City beautiful Chandigarh !!!! Wishes for enjoyable weekend ! Thanks for sharing !!!!!
4 years ago.
Bob Taylor
Bob Taylor
A lovely, well-composed image. The color and light are beautiful.
4 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Outstanding capture.
4 years ago.
Polyrus
Polyrus
I find so much to enjoy about this superb image Bruce.
The church itself is delightful, with all the different materials being shown off by the sunlight.
I particularly like the tower and how the corner-stones are highlighted against the flint. I just wish I could work out what the nave and transept walls are made of.

Seen amongst your recent photos.
4 years ago.
dogmarten28 has replied to Polyrus
Many thanks for the kind words Neil.
According to the Listed Buildings Website they're made of plastered flint rubble with freestone dressings.
4 years ago.
Polyrus has replied to dogmarten28
Thanks for your efforts in providing this info about the golden rubble Bruce. I never considered looking for it on the Listed Buildings site.
4 years ago.
Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
Wonderful light, most beautiful!
4 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Magnificent !!! GREAT capture friend ! Good evening n have an enjoyable up coming week !!!
4 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Splendid !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
4 years ago.