This beautiful church was built about 1100 AD. Notice the wooden bell tower.
The Porch dates from the 14th Century. You can just see the old chancel tiles under the seat. The woodwork is very rustic as can be seen below. The width of the door shows the church’s Saxon foundation. If you have a keen eye you may notice the vine climbing up the right hand side of the porch is a hop – this area still grows the crop.
Two old coffin lids are fixed on the wall outside the church.
The Nave was built between 1130 & 1200. Note the Norman Chancel arch with two carved stones over it, that were discovered in 1897 when repair to the plastered walls was undertaken. Also of note is a ‘squint’ (a hole in the wall just behind the pulpit on the right).
The stones represent a lamb (Agnus Dei) and possibly either a wolf or a lion – righteousness and sin maybe. If you can shed more light on this, please us know.
Note the tomb of Thomas Walshe (1593). Thomas Walsh’s father was chancellor to Henry VIII. Interestingly it is made of wood not stone or marble.
The Tomb of Redulphus, or Ralph de Duneham, the first recorded Rector of Stockton. The records of Bishop Swinfield say that he was instituted to the living on 12th November 1284. The inscription reads ‘Given unto prey to death there lies Redulphus (Chaplain) Rector of Stockton, in great peace.’
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How to find us
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