NORTON

Norton (Suffolk), St. Andrew's Church

- late 14th-century choir stalls with misericordes, esp. Martyrdom of St. Edmund (short with arrows) and woman working ( shaping vellum ?)
- 15th-century pew ends: one showing priest kneeling
- Stained Glass: tracery lights with angels and St. Appolonia (pincers with tooth) angel from tracery light over door
- Chancel roof with remnant of pulley used for chancel veil (see Duffy)
- Details of flint and stone work on exterior wall and south porch


The font is an octagonal bowl with the symbols of the evangelists. It dates from the early years of the 15th century: (moving counterclockwise)  Matthew (man with scroll), griffin, Mark (lion with scroll), double-headed eagle, John (eagle with scroll), unicorn, Luke (ox with scroll), and the pelican in its piety (piecing breast to feed young in the nest)
Supporting the bowl are  angels and winged hearts
At corners, clockwise, a wildman, goat, beast, and lion all with shields suspended on chest.  These must once have been painted with family arms.  See similar font in Suffolk at Bures, St. Mary, which has on the east the arms of England, and then clockwise arms of de Vere, Fits-ralph, Mortimer, de Cornard, Waldegrave, de Bures, and Mortimer of Clare.  An early 15th century font at Wissington, St. Mary, shows armorial shields (H. Munro Cautley, Suffolk Churches (1982), pl. 75).  See also early 15th-century font with shields at Litcham (Norfolk) and late 14th century font at Horsham St. Faith (Norfolk).

NO6 Norton (Suffolk), St. Andrew's Church, font (without cover) early 15th century [MPC]

NO7 Norton (Suffolk), St. Andrew's Church, font, detail of bowl, symbol of Evangelist Luke (winged ox) and Pelican in its Piety. (piecing breast to feed young in the nest)

NO8 Norton (Suffolk), St. Andrew's Church, font, detail of bowl, symbols of Evangelist Matthew (winged man), griffon, and Evangelist Mark (winged lion).

NO9 Norton (Suffolk), St. Andrew's Church, font, detail of bowl, symbols of double-headed eagle, Evangelist John (eagle), and unicorn.

NO10 Norton (Suffolk), St. Andrew's Church, font, detail of bowl, symbols of Evangelist John (eagle) and unicorn.

NO11 Norton (Suffolk), St. Andrew's Church, font, detail of bowl, angels and winged hearts

NO12 Norton (Suffolk), St. Andrew's Church, font, detail of base, Wildman and Bull holding shields once presumably bearing donorís shields.

NO13 Norton (Suffolk), St. Andrew's Church, font, detail of base, Beast holding shield once presumably bearing donorís shields.

CHOIR STALLS

NO14 Norton (Suffolk), St. Andrew's Church, Carvings in choir stalls, 14th century.  St. Edmundís (Saxon king) martyrdom shot by arrows while hung from a tree by invading Danes.

NO15 Norton (Suffolk), St. Andrew's Church, Carvings in choir stalls, 14th century.  St. Edmundís (Saxon king) martyrdom shot by arrows while hung from a tree by invading Danes, closer view.

NO16 Norton (Suffolk), St. Andrew's Church, Carvings in choir stalls, 14th century A wild man devouring by lions.

NO17 Norton (Suffolk), St. Andrew's Church, Carvings in choir stalls, 14th century An old woman carding wool.

NO18 Norton (Suffolk), St. Andrew's Church, Carvings in choir stalls, 14th century. Masked performers tumbling.