Saturday, October 17, 2009

St Andrew, Chaddleworth, Berkshire

On my way back home and towards the Wantage - Hungerford Road from Leckhampstead I had to pass through Chaddleworth. The church is right on the edge of the modern village. It is long and low with a broad rectangular-in-plan west tower, nave and chancel in one with south porch and two family chapels (1706 and 1765) on the north side. To this G E Street added a new "stuff-you" Victorian chancel, higher, different stone and therefore making no attempt to blend with whats there and 150 years has not made it mellow any further! The porch shelters a good Norman doorway and the tower west window also has some Norman work to the head of the window outside.

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