Saturday, 3 October 2015

St Andrews Church, Westhall, Suffolk

In some churches a seven sacrament font like this would be enough on its own to justify a visit...



And when you look closely, some wonderful gesso work is revealed:


However, here at Westhall Church in Suffolk there are SO many treasures that a Ragged Rambler hardly knows where to start! 


For instance, there's this stonking great Norman doorway with decorative surround...


Not to mention the lower panels of a fifteenth century rood screen



But it doesn't stop here...


Lovely ancient oak benches replete with compass drawn 'daisywheels'!




And talking of graffiti archaeology, here's a bearded man carved into the soft ashlar of one of the piers. 


Oh yeh, there are medieval wall paintings as well. 


Finally, as I returned to my flask I had a thought: do bats crap in their sleep?

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