Sunday, October 11, 2009

All Saints, East Huntspill, Somerset

The interior of the church has considerable charm, and a surprise is the survival of the original box-pews complete with Norman style decoration. On the south side these slope away considerably due to settlement in the church floor and foundations shortly after it was built. At least here the date of the building of the church is solved as there is a plaque recording the laying of the foundation stone in 1839 which has a second date 1840 which is presumably when it was completed. The Norman decoration is more restrained, and confined to the chancel arch and east window. However the same cannot be said for the exuberant Font covered in all manner of ornament!

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