All Saints, Catfield

Open daily dawn to dusk.
Parking nearby
Rood screen
Wall painting
Grade I

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Delightfully situated by the village green and war memorial, All Saints' Church was largely rebuilt in the 14th century. It stands on the site of a building mentioned in the Domesday book. The oldest part of the church is the tower which includes a first-floor chamber used as a residence by the priest. Above the nave arcades are traces of wall paintings thought to have been painted around 1377. One shows St Stephen kneeling in prayer, while two men throw stones. The medieval rood screen and font both belong to the 15th century, and luckily a significant proportion of the original painting on the screen survived defacement during the Reformation.

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