Snettisham Church

Richard Fawcett, J McNeill

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It is argued here, on the evidence of its architectural details, that Snettisham Church was built in the second quarter of the 14th century by a master mason who was also working on the choir and Lady Chapel at Ely Cathedral, and who was possibly a member of the Ramsey family. It is suggested that the patron could have been the Dowager Queen Isabella, who held the lordship of Snettisham and Rising between c. 1327 any 1358 and who spent much time at her castle of Rising. A number of parts of other buildings considered to be attributable to the same mason are also discussed, including the upper belfry storey of the south-west tower of King's Lynn St Margaret, the nave clerestory of Terrington St John, the west window of Heacham and the choir of Grantchester.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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