Monday, May 19, 2008

St Peter, Staple Fitzpaine, Somerset

The weather which had been showery all day now turned to persistent rain. A pity because here was one of the prettiest exteriors of the day, thanks largely to the handsome Somerset Perp tower, not one of the largest examples but a finely detailed tower with twin two light bell openings, open parapet and a cluster of pinnacles. The church it is attached to is much humbler with three bayed nave and aisles and chancel with NE vestry. Nothing much inside either apart from a couple of screens reused from the old Bickenhall church nearby when that was demolished. Good Norman arch in the south porch.

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