St Giles's Old Church, Edvin Loach

Recent Photograph of St Giles's Old Church (Edvin Loach)

The old Norman church dedicated to St Giles is now in ruins; this is however a copy of the photograph taken in about 1880, which is on display on the rear wall inside the present church. The short spire is not dissimilar, in my opinion to that of St Michael & All Angels Church at nearby Edvin Ralph, although interestingly the reproduction of a sketch of the church done in 1851 on the English Heritage display board by the entrance to the ruins shows both walls and tower as considerably higher. Typical Victorian romanticism, perhaps, since the camera of the 1880s cannot lie, although the surrounding hedge in this photograph may make it appear lower, and in both cases the roof has its distinct steep slope.

(Information provided by Rosemary Lockie)

Image contributed by Rosemary Lockie on 22nd October 2008.
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