St Mary Magdalene's Church, East Ham

Church Details


Visited
21/11/2003
Locking Status
Locked - no keyholder details
Website
http://www.easthamparish.org.uk/


External Images

St Mary Magdalene, East Ham Church - The church viewed from the northeast, on a rather wet day. The 
most striking feature of this church must surely be the apsidal chancel.

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St Mary Magdalene, East Ham Church - Here we see St Mary Magdalene surrounded by just a small part 
of her 9.5 acres of churchyard. This was only recently closed to burials, and is 
now maintained by Newham Council as a nature reserve.

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St Mary Magdalene, East Ham Church

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St Mary Magdalene, East Ham Church - This, the original west doorway, is preserved, and now lies 
under the tower.

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Internal Images

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St Mary Magdalene, East Ham Church

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St Mary Magdalene, East Ham Church - The north nave wall. Note the glazed aperture to the left of 
the chair. This is the anchorite's cell.

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St Mary Magdalene, East Ham Church - This [now] glazed opening is the anchorite's cell. This is 
situated in the north nave wall.

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St Mary Magdalene, East Ham Church - This Norman ceiling was discovered above the apse in 1931. The 
original wooden pegs are still clearly visible, just as they were left by the 
Norman carpenters.

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Glass Images

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Monument Images

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Miscellaneous Images

St Mary Magdalene, East Ham Church - This is one of two 'prickers' dated 1805. These were once used 
by the churchwardens to 'prick' and thus wake up any members of the congregation 
that had dozed off. Two also survive at Little Maplestead.

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St Mary Magdalene, East Ham Church - This is one of two 'prickers' dated 1805. These were once used 
by the churchwardens to 'prick' and thus wake up any members of the congregation 
that had dozed off. Two also survive at Little Maplestead.

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St Mary Magdalene, East Ham Church - This font consists of a bowl given by Sir Richard Heigham in 
1639, and a later pedestal.

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Postcard Images

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