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Offline Bryn Clinch

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Re: All Saints, Graveney
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2018, 11:19:42 »
1.  Former Rood Screen/Loft entrance  -  North
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3.  Remnants of the former Rood Screen
4.  Ancient nails and set in transparent material (resin?)
5.  Pews on the south side which appear to be considerably older than all the other pews (box)
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Re: All Saints, Graveney
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2012, 21:02:56 »
That is a lovely looking church, thank you for posting it :)

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All Saints, Graveney
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2012, 20:49:19 »
I`ve been trying to get in to this church for years and managed it today but had to be fairly quick as it was being prepared for a wedding, tomorrow.
There`s evidence of twelfth century origins, the Romanesque Chancel Arch is of 1160-1170.
The Chancel Screen and octagonal lead lined Font is fifteenth century.
Box pews were installed in 1823 but in 1825 they were due to be removed and replaced by chairs. This never happened as the cost of chairs was prohibitive and the scheme was never discussed again. Pews in the South Aisle are fifteenth century with some ancient benches.
Also in the South Aisle is a thirteenth century chest with five incised trefoil arches.
In the North Aisle there are some fine brasses dating from1330 but are now covered by a red carpet. An appointment has to be made to view them to allow time for the carpet and chairs, etc. to be removed.
There`s a lot more to see in this church, but here`s a few pictures.


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