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Old Arley – St. Wilfred

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St. Wilfred - Old Arley, parish church warwickshire St. Wilfred - Old Arley

Mostly built of red sandstone, this C14 church is in the decorated style, including the tower, nave and chancel. The remains of part of the north wall of the nave maybe C12 – C13.

Foot marks in roof lead 25 letter alphabet c1780

Recently the old lead on the roof was discovered to have a number of inscribed footprints, numbered, initialed and dated 1782, and a old alphabet of 25 letters.

Mid C14 effigy of priest Mid C14 effigy of priest

In the north wall of the chancel is a mid C14 effigy of a priest dressed in Mass vestment, with angels at his head, and a dog at his feet. Probably the rector at the time that the chancel was built.

Stained glass by Burlison Grylls saint Wilfred Detail east window. St. Wilfred. Old Arley

The three light east window with cusped heads surmounted by trefoils. The stained glass in this window is by Burlison & Grylls the bottom left panel depicts St. Wilfred holding a model of the church.

Early C14 stained glass Early C14 stained glass Early C14 stained glass

The north west chancel window has fragments of early C14 glass figures, including that of a tonsured monk, and a lady.

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