St Michael & All Angels Church, Croft

Recent Photograph of St Michael & All Angels Church (Croft)

A first view of St Michael & All Angels Church, approaching from the entrance to Croft Castle grounds. The building dates from the mid-14th century, but was ‘enlarged and beautified’ at a later date, to the extent that it required a rededication in 1515.

There was a former north chapel (since demolished); possibly its position is indicated where the blocked-up opening may be seen on this photograph. Pevsner says it housed Sir Richard Croft's Tomb, now in the Chancel.

At the opposite end, the doorway beneath the bell-turret is 17th century, above which is an unusual oval window - this doorway was special as it was the Croft Family's private entrance to the church. Croft Castle may be seen to the right, clothed in scaffolding - unfortunately, more or less its normal appearance these days, so we were told by one of the guides.

(Information provided by Rosemary Lockie)

Image contributed by Rosemary Lockie on 17th May 2007.
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