All Saints Church is an exciting and imposing church in centre of the attractive sandstone and half-timbered village of Claverley.
All Saints church at Claverley is a Grade I listed red sandstone church dating back to 1017 in its foundation.Its later Templar provenance is reflected in the churchs fortress-esque appearence.
The church interior is substantial and features a remarkable wall painting circa 1200 reminiscent of the Bayeux tapestry. There is also a frieze of mounted knights representing the conflict between seven Christian virtues and seven pagan vices which was discovered in 1902 when the colour wash removed. There are also fine timbered ceilings, good examples of stained glass and a finely worked tomb with alabaster effigies of Sr. Robert Broke, his two wives, and 16 children. Record of gifts includes 8 shillings a year to awaken sleepers. Last performed using a fox's brush on a pole!
A Grade I Listed Church for info see here...
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Photo taken in Claverley, Wolverhampton WV5, UK
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