St Peter

St Peter's is in a windswept location, in open farmland, with ancient yew trees and a patina of great antiquity.

About this church

The church used to be a chapelry and as it stands dates from the early 13th century and is a classic rural ‘barn church’ with a chancel and large open nave, and traces of medieval wall paintings.

The nave has a distinctly unusual atmosphere. It is lofty and plain, with much light flooding in from the large south windows.

While there is no chancel arch there is a horizontal beam which carries the Royal Arms of George III. The three crownpost roof is beautifully set off by whitewashed walls which are almost devoid of monuments.

After the nave the chancel is something of an anticlimax, although there are traces of medieval wall paintings on the south wall.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Fascinating churchyard
  • Wildlife haven

Visitors information

  • Bus stop within 100m
  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Accessible toilets nearby
  • Café within 500m
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

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St Leonard

Tucked away down a quiet lane next to a farm, 13th century St Leonard's is tiny and does not look promising at first as it is rendered on the outside.

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St Mary

The church is a ruin except for the 15th century tower and the 19th century southwest chapel.

St Gregory & St Martin

There has been a church here, dedicated to St Gregory, since early Saxon times, rebuilt around 1290.

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