Church of St Edmund, Egleton :: Shared Description

The church consists of nave and chancel with south porch and west tower.

The oldest parts are the south and east walls of the nave, dating from the 12th century. The most evident surviving work of this period are the chancel arch and the south doorway. The 14th century saw the addition of a north aisle, but this was removed at an unspecified date and the arcade walled up, although it is still very clear both internally and externally. The outer doorway of the porch is of this time, although the porch was rebuilt much later. The chancel was added in the 15th century, when the large windows in the south wall were also inserted. The tower was rebuilt in the 18th century, apparently following a fire, when the spire was added.

Internally the fine Norman chancel arch immediately takes the eye. Of the same period is the square font. Medieval timberwork includes the chancel screen, now moved to the west end of the nave, and a few poppyhead pew ends. There is a much faded Royal Hatchment painted on the plaster above the chancel arch. Other fittings are 19th century or later.

The church is Listed Grade I. Information is taken from the church's own leaflet and the Victoria County History. LinkExternal link
by Alan Murray-Rust
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SK8707 : Church of St Edmund, Egleton by Alan Murray-Rust
SK8707 : Church of St Edmund, Egleton by Alan Murray-Rust
SK8707 : Church of St Edmund, Egleton by Alan Murray-Rust
SK8707 : Church of St Edmund, Egleton by Alan Murray-Rust
SK8707 : Church of St Edmund, Egleton by Alan Murray-Rust
SK8707 : Church of St Edmund, Egleton by Alan Murray-Rust
SK8707 : Church of St Edmund, Egleton by Alan Murray-Rust
SK8707 : Church of St Edmund, Egleton by Alan Murray-Rust
SK8707 : Church of St Edmund, Egleton by Alan Murray-Rust
SK8707 : Church of St Edmund, Egleton by Alan Murray-Rust
SK8707 : Church of St Edmund, Egleton by Alan Murray-Rust
SK8707 : Church of St Edmund, Egleton by Alan Murray-Rust
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SK8707 : Church of St Edmund, Egleton by Alan Murray-Rust
SK8707 : Church of St Edmund, Egleton by Alan Murray-Rust
SK8707 : Church of St Edmund, Egleton by Alan Murray-Rust
SK8707 : Church of St Edmund, Egleton by Alan Murray-Rust
SK8707 : Church of St Edmund, Egleton by Alan Murray-Rust
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SK8707 : Church of St Edmund, Egleton by Alan Murray-Rust
SK8707 : Church of St Edmund, Egleton by Alan Murray-Rust
SK8707 : Church of St Edmund, Egleton by Alan Murray-Rust
SK8707 : Church of St Edmund, Egleton by Alan Murray-Rust
SK8707 : Church of St Edmund, Egleton by Alan Murray-Rust


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Created: Sat, 13 Feb 2016, Updated: Sat, 13 Feb 2016

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