Attleborough church was probably founded by the Mortimers of Attleborough, who were established here from at least the reign of William Rufus (1087-1100). The church is laid out in a large cruciform shape. This is because the chancel has been demolished, and the transepts are so long that, seen from the east, the building appears as if you are looking at it from the side. It was probably in the fifteenth century that the chancel was demolished apparently by Robert Mortimer when he founded the college of the Holy Cross here and expanded the nave and aisles.
There is some stunning contemporary paintwork within the building. Notice the two early Romanesque doorways set high in the wall.
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