Wednesday, 26 September 2012
A Smallish Post-Conquest Mediaeval Church
As Our Reader will testify, experts from The Ragged Society of Antiquarian Ramblers are currently engaged in some pioneering work; namely, the development of a new dating typology for early churches, based on a correlation between their size (or lack, thereof) and age. Members are currently in the process of identifying a surprisingly large number of tiny churches, hitherto overlooked by historians and archaeologists in the field. In short - if you will excuse the pun -, the smaller the structure, the older the church.
Here is a particularly exciting example: a small(ish) church constructed entirely from corn. The relatively large size indicates that it is post-Conquest. However, as they were much, much smaller in the olden days, it is clearly mediaeval.