Friday, 4 April 2014

North Wraxall, Wiltshire

St James's church in North Wraxall has a very zigzaggy chevroned doorway. It's got a little statue at the head of the arch, but it looked as though it had been inserted later than the Norman chevronage.

 Inside, the church is seriously skewiff. The floor was faintly frightening in its waviness. There were some faint medieval-looking paintings on the chancel arch. The maddest thing was an absolutely gigantic tomb for the Methuen family in the added-on chapel. There is a photo here on Wiltshire Council's website. It's about 4.5 feet high, immense, and completely out of keeping imo with the rest of the ancient building. It was carved by Richard Westmacott - there were three generations of sculptors called Richard Westmacott and I'm not sure yet which one was responsible.

 Images © Rhiannon 2014 

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