Inside St Margaret's Church, Yatton Keynell

Recent Photograph of Inside St Margaret's Church (Yatton Keynell)

The chancel has two lancets but looks virtually rebuilt in Victorian times to me.

Inside for a small church there are some surprisingly ornate features of the embellishment (probably concerned with an enlargement of the church) in the 15th century. The west two bays of the arcade have panelled columns below the capitals (not arches as Pevsner would have it, and Bridget Cherry would also have it in the second edition of the Buildings of England); the east bay is panelled throughout the responds and arch, and the rood stairs and doorway actually progress through and behind the east respond! The north window of the nave opposite is treated in the same way with panellling. All windows in the aisle also have panelled surrounds too (not just the east one Mr Pevsner and Dr Cherry).

Not much else to record - most old memorials are fixed to the walls of the tower but none particularly interesting - apart from the 15th century stone screen which looks as pristine today as when it was erected - thanks I would guess to a going over from Sir G G Scott, the 19th century restorer here.

(Information provided by Phil Draper)

Image contributed by Phil Draper on 12th April 2005.
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