Friday, 2 May 2014

St Michael, Edenham I

In Holy Week I visited St Michael, Edenham, the dynastic church of the Dukes, then Earls, of Ancaster - hence the rather grand Victorian tombs in the churchyard.   The church stands on a large, square mound in the middle of the valley of the Eden; internal evidence shows there was originally a substantial Anglo-Saxon church here.  The tower is good Perpendicular.  The belfry windows are in the local style, with a central mullion rising right into the apex of the arch, and blank spandrels on either side.  The north aisle is Decorated Gothic, the porch and the south aisle, like the tower Perp.  There are also some good Baroque, and later Gothic, tombs in the churchyard.

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