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Swinford – All Saints.

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All Saints - Swinford

Built in the early part of the 12th century, possibly on the site of an earlier Saxon church.

Nave & Chancel All Saints - Swinford Chancel All Saints - Swinford Roof beams All Saints

In the mid 12th century the aisles were added. The roof was replaced in the 16th century and a clerestory added. The church retains the original beams of the period with grotesque carvings. The chancel was rebuilt in the late 18th century and again in 1994 when it was extended and the roof raised.

North aisle window All Saints - Swinford North aisle window All Saints - Swinford North aisle window All Saints - Swinford

South aisle window All Saints - Swinford South aisle window All Saints - Swinford South aisle window All Saints - Swinford

Incarnation All Saints - Swinford East window All Saints - Swinford Resurrection All Saints - Swinford

All Saints - Swinford All Saints - Swinford

The stained glass windows are all early 20th century by Clayton and Bell of London, who also made the glass in Truro Cathedral. They were a gift of Richard Spencer and his family.

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