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Restoration of Church door

posted 5 Mar 2017, 07:10 by Brian Scott   [ updated 23 Jul 2019, 07:32 ]

"St Margaret of Antoich Church East with West Wellow Church Door Restoration Project: The door is a beautifully quarter sawn oak with straight grain and no Knots. The Door is possibly Brundish Suffolk Oak. There is a similarly constructed door at the Hospital of St Cross Winchester which is dated to the 14th/15th century. The hinges are incised with herringbone decoration, also possibly 14th/15th century.

The door has been restored and was replaced in July 2019. A thanks to all those who made a donation towards the cost of restoration. 

Florence Nightingale Grave damaged by storm

posted 17 Feb 2014, 07:21 by Unknown user   [ updated 11 May 2014, 10:27 by Brian Scott ]

On the night of 14th February 2014 a large tree fell in the churchyard damaging the Nightingale family memorial. The top of the memorial was broken off and the main body of the memorial shifted on its plinth. Small pieces were also chipped off the memorial in the fall.
The tree has now been removed and the memorial repaired see picture at below

Restored memorial


posted 3 Feb 2014, 03:39 by Christine Pettet   [ updated 26 Aug 2018, 04:17 by Brian Scott ]

Large hole appears in churchyard

posted 1 Aug 2011, 04:29 by Christine Pettet   [ updated 26 Aug 2018, 04:09 by Brian Scott ]

At first it was thought this was a sink hole created by the recent heavy rain but on further investigation it was found to be the site of an old well. With the help of Wellow history society, old maps of the area were investigated. Some time in the late 1800s the churchyard was extended over an area of Glebe land. An old map clearly shows a well marked in the spot where the hole has appeared.
The hole has now been filled 03/06/2015 

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