Heritage 35 St Mary’s Church

No. 35                       St Mary’s Church

 

At the time of the Norman Conquest St Marys, St Martins, St Botolphs and All Saints were separate parishes. St Marys and St Botolphs were joined together in 1311 and St Martins remained on its own until all four parishes came together in 1731.

The chancel and north chapel of the church of St Marys were built in 1486 by Bartholomew White.  He died in 1495 and was buried with his two wives in the chapel. His son Edmund and his wife Elizabeth died of the ‘sweating sickness’(The Black Plague) and are buried in the chancel. Notice their brasses on the Chancel floor.

Notice inside the church:-