Archive for February, 2011

St Leonard church Aston Le Walls, Northamptonshire St Leonard church Aston Le Walls, Northamptonshire

The church of St. Leonard at Aston le Walls is mostly early C14. The base of the tower is C12/C13, as are the two south aisle windows to the right of the porch which are also early C13. The porch itself is C14 and was restored along with the rest of the church in 1870 and 1881/2 by J.M. Townsend.

Effigy of priest Aston le Walls Alban Butler Brass Aston Le Walls, Northamptonshire

The north wall of the chancel contains an C14 stone effigy of a priest, which is thought to be John de Ardele who was the priest of this church in 1348. There is also a Tudor style brass monument dedicated to Alban Butler (d1609) on the north wall.

Romanesque font Aston Le Walls, Northamptonshire Romanesque font Aston Le Walls

The square stone font is Romanesque and carved with a knot pattern and the Tree of Life.

St Leonard church Aston Le Walls, Northamptonshire Monument to Elizabeth Orme.

At the est of the north aisle is an inscribed tablet of white marble with black Ionic half columns, and bust on top, dedicated to Elizabeth Orme (d1692).

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Shotteswell – St. Lawrence.

   Posted by: churches    in Stratford-upon-Avon District, Warwickshire

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This is a small church built from Hornton stone, mostly 13th century the north arcade of three bays is Norman. The chancel has late 14th century windows.

Norman font Shotteswell shotteswell chancel arch Anglo Saxon font support Shotteswell

The font is Norman with a wheat sheaf support which may be Anglo Saxon.

Wood tracery Shotteswell Wood tracery Shotteswell

The bench ends of the stalls are decorated with Perpendicular style tracery carving.

Flemish 17C carved panel Flemish 17C carved panel Flemish 17C carved panel
Flemish 17C carved panel Flemish 17C carved panel Flemish 17C carved panel

The reredos behind the altar is made up from 17th century wood panels, of Flemish origin, depicting biblical scenes. The panels are in different styles and appear to have been collected from a number of sources.

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