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Norbury Manor House church

Listed under Churches & Abbeys in Midlands, United Kingdom.

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Set in wonderful countryside and neighbour to a charming 17th century Manor House, Norbury is an excellent example of one family putting its money into its belief in the 14th century. The fine glass and exquisite tomb chests make this a reminder that mortality was under constant consideration in the Middle Ages – the carved weepers or bedesmen on the tomb chests who were professional mourners, a sort of ancient one-upmanship in death. 5 miles south west of Ashbourne

Written by  Robin Millerchip.

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