Saturday, July 09, 2011

St Catherine R C, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

The catholic church stands at the opposite end of the High Street to the parish church where I was parked. Somehow I had missed this interesting looking church on visits to Campden in the past, so this was the reason for coming here today. The church dates from 1891 and was designed by William Lunn of Malvern. Built of local ashlar stone, it is quite large with nave and aisles, chancel, a transeptal south chapel with tower to its east and a small north chapel. The style of the tracery is a Flamboyant/Perp mixture and no two windows are the same. The east window is a small roundel set over the reredos flanked by miniature two light transomed windows. Most of the stained glass is in keeping but the westernmost window of the north aisle has unfortunate glass, recently installed, of little merit,  and I forgot to photograph it!

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