Sunday, June 12, 2011

St Giles, Marston Montgomery, Derbyshire

A pretty exterior characterised by a Victorian timber bellcote by J P St Aubyn 1874-5. It replaced an ugly block of a tower at the NW corner and an C18 small west portico/porch was removed and the doorway blocked up. However the west window is Norman. The south porch is also Victorian, and offers shelter to the previously exposed Norman south doorway. Norman too the chancel arch, quite plain, and a little later the north arcade of three bays with pointed arches; the aisle itself is Victorian. Not a great deal to see otherwise apart from a plain Norman font. [open]

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