Inside St Mary's Church, Shrewton

Recent Photograph of Inside St Mary's Church (Shrewton)

Transitional Norman north and south arcades, built slowly, so that by the time the chancel arch was reached the style merged from upright leaf decoration on the south capital to full stiff leaf on the north, yet both with trumpet scallops. This chancel arch has three detached shafts to both responds, a sophisticated design. The rest looks 19th century, clerestory, aisles and chancel - yes Mr Wyatt again. His too the Norman font with upright leaf design, too perfect to fool anyone but quite nice. On a sill in the south aisle is a piece of sculpture, carved on all four sides, including a crucifixion, and was probably the head of a churchyard cross.

(Information provided by Phil Draper)

Image contributed by Phil Draper on 3rd April 2006.
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