Friday, November 16, 2012

Holy Trinity, Badgeworth, Glos - 1


From the lychgate you approach the church from the east and a path leads round to the south side of the church. The rain made us duck inside sharpish. The nave is remarkably wide and has a north aisle of three bays and a south porch, as well as a Perp west tower with panelled battlements.  

The chancel is Victorian, by the exuberant John Middleton who did much in nearby Cheltenham, and we had seen nothing so far other than restored detail. Middleton's chancel is notable for the huge corbels which support the roof and some remarkable sculpted heads. Not much else, a displaced sundial on the sill of an aisle window, an Elizabethan Commandments board inscribed to Queen Elizabeth, and several baroque hanging monuments on the west walls. The pulpit is Jacobean and was in Newington Bagpath church until 1976.

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