Sunday, October 11, 2009

St Mary, Moorlinch, Somerset

It was one of those doors which open with a normally satisfying heavy clunk of the latch lifting, so thankfully there was no service just a friendly organist practising for today's service. Inside much C15 woodwork - bench ends, pulpit, lectern and also a later west gallery. there is also a Norman font with a broad nband of cable moulding, not mentioned in Pevsner. In the chancel and resting on two ugly concrete (?) square supports is the otherwise ornate effigy of Lady Elenor de Beauchamp c1375 who wears a squared head-dress.

Note - Pevsner and the church spell the village Moorlynch, whereas the local road signs and officialdom (English Heritage) use Moorlinch.

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