St Genewys Church, Scotton :: Shared Description
Grade I listed
This is a mainly 13th century church with the top of the tower in the later Perpendicular style. Major restoration was carried out in 1866.
The main door as you enter is decorated with dogtooth mouldings. The font is of Caen stone and marble and according to Pevsner is “really terrible”.
In the nave the slender columns supporting the three bay arcades with double-chamfered arches are circular on the older north side and octagonal on the south side. The west wall of the church, with the doorway to the tower, shows clearly the outline of an earlier, lower roof.
The arched recess in the north wall is above the tomb stone of John de Thevelby of Scotton, who died in 1316. The inscription is only partly legible but is unusual in being along the top of the stone only, rather than all round it.
Under a window in the south aisle is a late 13th century recumbent effigy of a cross-legged knight with chain mail and surcoat, his feet resting on a lion. This knight could possibly be Robert de Nevill, who went to Jerusalem in 1290; the Nevill family were Lords of the Manor of Scotton for more than two centuries from 1145. Nearby is an effigy of a lady (again possibly of the Nevill family) late 15th C. with flowing robes, her feet resting on a dog.
Info taken from church guide book and reduced greatly!
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Created: Sat, 9 Jun 2012, Updated: Sat, 9 Jun 2012
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