St Mary de Lode's Church, Gloucester (Chancel Vault)

Recent Photograph of St Mary de Lode's Church (Chancel Vault) (Gloucester)

This low dark vaulted tower and chancel is a real contrast to the light airy nave leading to it...

Under the floor at the west end in front of the gallery is a trap door which when opens reveals part of a Roman Mosaic pavement ten feet down, and under-water too. This remnant on view is only part of what was discovered during excavations in the 1970s. The water level is a good indicator of the water table in predicting drought. The custodian says he has seen it completely dry.

(Information provided by Phil Draper)

Image contributed by Phil Draper on 16th March 2006.
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