Saturday, January 19, 2008

A mainly Forest Crawl - 3

Late C12 church gathered around a central tower. The exterior is unattractive, thanks to the rendered walls, and the interior too lacks appeal. North and south arcades, the west three bays on the north blocked, and the remainder screened off by curtains and perspex partitions to make a chapel in the remaining part of the aisle. Bizarre arrangement of stone pulpit hanging from the tower stairs (NW crossing pier). Besides its main organ, this church has a harmonium. Not unusual maybe but this harmonium has a little set of organ pipes! My favourite feature was the east window glass in the chancel, which Brooks feels is likely to be the work of Wailes - lots of deep blue and a depiction of Golgotha and the three crucified men, the city behind, and a busy crowd scene of mainly Roman soldiers.

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