St Denis

Th earliest fabric is from 1217, with reused medieval stonework and an important 17th century cartouche to Downing family in the south porch.

About this church

Most of extant work is that of 19th century architect William Butterfield, showing High Victorian fondness for polychromatic stone and brickwork outside and an interior which retains font, and ghosts of pulpit and reredos.

The building is probably in worst state of any that we have taken into care, as it was effectively stripped out (even the floorboards) before its acquisition.

Butterfield reused the medieval roof timbers as floor joists and our repairs included hatches in the floor which can be lifted to show off the old timbers. The first phase of works was completed in 2018 and we are grateful to local people for their support. We now plan further interior works, including replacing the east window with relocated stained glass.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • Fascinating churchyard
  • Wildlife haven
  • Social heritage stories

Visitors information

  • Level access to the main areas
  • Parking within 250m
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

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St Mary the Virgin

The exterior of St Mary's successfully blends elegant Perpendicular lines with rustic stone, partly fieldstone and partly a type of deep golden green sand known as carstone, which came from a nearby quarry known as The Butts.

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