The Old Church, Pendock (North Porch)

Recent Photograph of The Old Church (North Porch) (Pendock)

This Porch looks really ancient, but according to the guide leaflet, it postdates the building of the Church, and is post-Reformation - probably late 16th century. The door handle inside, on the north door is embossed with the letters W.A.S., William Arthur STRONG, who was Rector 1888-97.

A former roof level is visible on this photograph. The guide leaflet says it is likely its first roof was thatched, requiring a steeper pitch.

On the other side of the Porch is a Wall Memorial which reads:

Near this Place lye buryed Thomas son of Tho
IAKEMAN [JAKEMAN] of the Grove House
in this Parish Gent by Margaret
his Wife he was buried June 2d
1720 Aged XI Years and upwards
And Also Sarah their Daughter
She was buryed August the 7 1728
Aged about 6 months

(Information provided by Rosemary Lockie)

Image contributed by Rosemary Lockie on 17th October 2007.
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