The Church is dedicated to St Mary the Virgin and can be dated back to the late 11th century. The round tower has several features from the Saxo-Norman over-lap period. The nave has aisles on both sides. Above the arches are curious carved stone faces as well as others on the outside of the building. The Decorative-period chancel has an elegant east window with reticulated tracery.
This Church was much altered by the Victorians who reroofed it and changed a lot of the chancel. The Medieval chancel screen and turret-stair have gone but the blocked door to the latter survives on the south side. Originally there was a south chapel and a northern chamber to the chancel. The blocked entrance door to the latter and a piscina now on the outside wall can still be seen.
Uniquely the appearance of this church in the 16th century was recorded in a legal document.
Points of Interest
Worthy of note during your visit are:
The Round Tower
The delightful stained-glass east window to the south aisle which is dedicated to Miss Joy of Roughton Mill and which illustrates the words of Jesus in Matthew 25:35, “I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me”.
The stone font with its cover