Further back

Last time I blogged about a medieval tithe barn in Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire.  But there is something even older in the town.  First, however, the parish church.

Holy Trinity

This the Norman church, parts of which are 13th century, or perhaps older.  It is a Grade I listed building.


Saxon times

The Saxon church of St Lawrence dates back to the early 11th century.  It is a small building, but is a simple, quiet, peaceful place, ideal for contemplation or reflection.  In that regard it reminds me of St John’s Chapel, in the grounds of the abbey on Iona.  The central picture above is from the grounds of the Saxon church, which is especially rare for not having later, medieval alterations.

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