St Nicholas, Salthouse, Norfolk: the tower and east front

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RIBApix ref no RIBA6806
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Edwin (1912-1971)
CountryUK: England
CitySalthouse
Subject Date1503
Image Date1956
ViewExterior
StyleGothic
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceESP/CHU/540 (ES3417)
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The nave and chancel were rebuilt in Perpendicular style by Sir Henry Heydon of Baconsthorpe at the end of the 15th century. The tower in Decorated style is the remains of an earlier structure.To be safe from floods, it was constructed as high as possible from the marsh and sea below and also acted as a lantern to ships at sea.

Subject tags

belfries, bell towers, churches, arches, entrances, buttresses