100px|The Church of St Nicholas, photographed from the south east
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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