Friday, June 03, 2011

St James the Less, Denchworth, Oxon (ex-Berks)

Another low spreading church, Norman in origin with a south doorway of this period. The C13 added the two bayed north aisle (internally treated as transept and chapel), the south transept is the C14 and much was remodelled in the C15.The dumpy tower stands at the NW corner, and has a Perp top but the base looks to be older and is treated more like a strongroom; the aisle does not meet it. The transept has the best wall memorials although none are woth a special note. There is also a handome Perp font and a collection of brasses gathered into two groups in panels in the chancel. To take the accompanying picture I removed the wooden processional cross. Whilst driving away I remembered I had not replaced it - so apologies to the folk at Denchworth, it was me and this was the reason for it lying along one of the choir stalls! [open]

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