Architecturally, it dominates the small town with its 212-foot spire which was referred to by George Eliot as the “finest single spire in England”. It is said to have been started in 12402 by Hugh de Pateshull, Bishop of Coventry. Construction probably lasted until the early 14th century. It replaced an earlier Saxon church, and possibly a second Norman one. (A Norman crypt was discovered during excavations in 1913.)

From 1837 to 1840, it was restored by Lewis Nockalls Cottingham, and then in the 1870s by George Gilbert Scott, who added the battlements to the chancel.
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I’ve been taken photos for many years,but only when I visited places once or twice a year. I started digital in 2007 with two bridge cameras and changed to DSLR in 2010.

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  • Christina Brundage
    Christina Brun...over 1 year ago

    Fabulous composition! I love the contrast of the stone pillars and the lacy ironwork. Wonderful as a mono.

  • jasminewang
    jasminewangover 1 year ago

    Thank you Christina. This my second visit, unfortunately the church was closed. So I thought I took some photos outside then. I didn’t notice the skulls on the gate before..Have you seen them? The picture a bit dark and they are not very obvious..

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