Find Layer Marney on a map
On the left bank of the river, a boy, tiny beside the giant saint, stands fishing. At the right, an area of very dark green pigment with a horizontal block of colour in a slightly lighter shade at the top, is later, and must date from after the 16th century rebuilding. Other faint details in red ochre at the top of the painting may be the remains of contextual scenes, or something from another, earlier, painting.
Layer Marney also has some very fine effigy tombs of the Marney family, spanning a period from about 1360 to 1525, and in the Marney chantry chapel in the north aisle, a very rare brick fireplace, for the benefit of the bedesmen who were appointed to pray for the souls of the lords of the manor.
Website for Layer Marney church
|Ashby St Ledgers, Northants||Belton, Suffolk||Burnham Overy, Norfolk||Cottered, Hertfordshire||East Wellow, Hants|
|Edingthorpe Norfolk||Fritton, Norfolk||Haddiscoe, Norfolk||Hemblington, Norfolk||Horley, Oxfordshire|
|Impington, Cambridgeshire||Irstead, Norfolk||Layer Marney, Essex||Littlebourne, Kent||Martlesham, Suffolk|
|Molesworth, Northants||Oaksey, Wilts||Paston, Norfolk||Pickering, N. Yorks||Raunds, Northants|
|Shorwell, Isle of Wight||Slapton, Northants||Stoke Dry, Rutland||Thorpe Mandeville, Northants NEW||Thurlton, Norfolk|
|Thurton, Norfolk NEW||Wickhampton, Norfolk||Willingham, Cambridgeshire||Woodeaton, Oxon|
© Anne Marshall 2001