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Westhall


There has been a settlement at Westhall since the Bronze Age and Roman Occupation as artifacts have been found for both periods

The Church of St Andrew from notes I made on my visit on 6th March 1999

  • Some remnants from the Norman Period especially in some doorways
  • A rare Seven Sided Sacrament Font 15c with original colouring
  • c1370 a new Chancel was built
  • 111' length plus the Nave 61' x 40' and the Chancel 50' x 22'
  • Some oak benches with poppyheads date from c1450
  • Royal Coat of Arms to George III
  • Tomb chest to Nicholas Bohun 1602
  • 15c wall paintings
  • Five bells, the oldest 1616
  • Elizabethan communion cup from 1567 


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Henry Davy, artist and engraver was born in Westhall in 1793, he produced a painting of St Andrew in which a copy hangs on the west wall of the nave

Two others here http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/artists/henry-davy/paintings/slideshow#/1 

 



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Westhall from Google Earth

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=felixstowe&hl=en&ll=52.378376,1.558385&spn=0.011239,0.0421&gl=uk&t=h&vpsrc=6&z=15



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