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St Nicholas is the
Anglican parish
church of Blakeney,
Norfolk, in the
deanery of Holt and the Diocese of
Norwich. It stands just inland from, and
about 30 m (100 ft) above, the small
port. Of the original 13th-century
building only the chancel remains, the
rest having been rebuilt in the
prosperous 15th century; the chancel
may have survived owing to its link to
the nearby friary. Unusual architectural
features include a second tower, used as
a beacon, at its east end, a stepped
seven-light window in the chancel, and a
hammerbeam roof in the nave. Much of
the original church furniture was lost in
the Reformation, but a late-Victorian
restoration recreated something of the
original appearance, as well as repairing
and refacing the building. Nine Arts and
Crafts windows by James Powell and
Sons are featured on the east and south
sides of the church, and the north porch
has two modern blue-themed windows.
St Nicholas contains some notable
memorials, including several plaques for
the Blakeney lifeboats and their crews,
and much pre-Reformation graffiti,
particularly depictions of ships.
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Hook and
Ladder No.
4 (pictured)
fire station in
Albany, New
York, is one of the few Dutch
Colonial Revival buildings in
the city?
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Roman delict of furtum
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Nicholas Kratzer (1487?–1550) was a German mathematician,
astronomer and horologist. Much of Kratzer's professional life was
spent in England where he was appointed astronomer to King
Henry VIII. Born in Munich, Kratzer came to England in 1516 and
established himself as part of the artistic and scientific circle around Sir
Thomas More. Kratzer tutored More's children in mathematics and
astronomy and More introduced him at court in much the same way as
he had their mutual friend Hans Holbein the Younger, who painted this
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