Saturday, January 19, 2008

Hamming it up in Somerset - part 11

An attractive cruciform church with central tower but with no aisles. Heavily restored, making the C14 details rather untrustworthy but these may well reflect what was here before the restorers got to work. The chancel has a hammerbeam roof - or should that be an angel-beam roof, as huge wooden angels lean out into the church. The NE one has her face buried in a stone foliage headstop of the east window hoodmould, as if she was sniffing the flowers! Unusual castellated organ case with flanking turrets in the south transept, completely hiding a piscina and monument recess in the south wall. In fact this area is completely inaccessible and surrounding the organ must be 130 years worth of cobwebs.

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