This stone on the south aisle butress projects and has a hole in it. I have never noticed another example so wonder...does anyone know why? The hole shows no "recent" sign of wear so I think it unlikely a rope or chain was attached here. There are no other blocks like this around the church. I have made no effort whatsoever to look this up but am hoping someone may have some ideas. As I say, I have done no research at all but suspect the church has 14thc origins with this aisle being added much later, probably 16c. (Can see myself being shot down in flames here). The church also has two doors on the (old) north Aisle. I ain't seen this before either. Extra vestry or tower doors, yes.
Oh, another thing... the older gravestones have been moved (not unusual) but not to the edges of the graveyard. Instead they line a path leading to the NE gate and include a 1666 gravestone. I wonder if this has survived because it has not been sent to the edges?
Indeed Russ a fascinating bit of detail. 5 minute's research failed to through anything up so I am abandoning the task to those with longer attention spans!!
Very nice set.
I was relying on you too. Gonna have to knock on the rector's door. Thanks, it was a lovely day out. See where I am next week.
Let us all know though won't ya? I REALLY am curious about this.
See where I AM next week too!
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