Monday, January 14, 2008

Hamming it up in Somerset - part 4

St Leonard, Butleigh
Originally uploaded by ChurchCrawler
is dwarfed by its neighbours - to the west The Court, a neo-Tudor building now four appartments, and a tree - probably a pine of some sorts but I am no expert! C14, cruciform, with a central tower (vaulted inside). Extended twice by J C Buckler to the north, the aisle with windows under their own gables, and another full transeptal bay. He restored the rest and all but rebuilt the chancel. Original is the impressive six-light west window which incorporated the west doorway. The interior is a bit of a long low jumble, with the best bits the Victorian extensions and the chancel.
[postscript - the tree is a Wellingtonia apparently]

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