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Baptist chapel, Carleton Rode
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chapel, Carleton Rode
The school room was as late as 1904. Curiously, it has a large covered area beneath it. Was this intended for people to be able to congregate before and after services? Or was it a place to leave your horse?
Inside the chapel, there is a simple balcony on three sides supported by elegant cast-iron columns, which you can see on Peter Stephens' photographs, below. Outside, across the lane, the flat field beyond a deep dyke is perhaps more typical of the fens to the south-west than of this otherwise rolling area of south Norfolk. The group is an adornment to this simple landscape.
Simon Knott, February 2006
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