Knapton, Norfolk - SS Peter and Paul: A double-hammer beam, massed angel roof, dating from 1504, which is late in the era of angel roofs. 70ft long and over 30 ft wide, the roof was endowed by John Smithe, Rector from 1471-1518 (according to Mortlock and Roberts). 138 angels adorn the roof beams, the lower ones probably restored. It has been suggested that this angel roof was brought in to Knapton in North Norfolk by water, from an Ipswich master's workshop. Massed angel roofs of this kind are about overwhelming dramatic effect, rather than the delicacy of the individual angel carvings. The total roof structure, and the intricate carpentry is amazing; the angels themselves are (I think) quite dull. For comparison, see Swaffham church in Norfolk and St Wendreda's at March in Cambridgeshire. Roofs of this type major on structure and volume, not individual sculpture.