St Andrew’s Church

St Andrew’s Church

The church has a rather unusual circular tower, with a conical roof at the south west corner of the main tower, giving access to what was the ringing loft of the main tower.

The porch is the only part of the church not badly damaged in the bombing of 1943. The porch arches are notable examples of 'Early English' style and fine Purbeck marble shafts can be seen by the inner doorway.

The font, which is carved from granite and is octagonal in form, dates from the 14th century and stands at the western end of the church. Though overturned it was not badly damaged in 1943. The carved panels show grotesque human faces, two with protruding tongues perhaps to exorcise the devil at baptism. The font is considered to be one of the best examples of that period in the country. It is thought the stone came from Roborough.

The ornamentation along the top of the screens across the transepts is all that survives of the finely carved mediaeval screens destroyed in 1943.

St Andrew’s Church

The church has a rather unusual circular tower, with a conical roof at the south west corner of the main tower, giving access to what was the ringing loft of the main tower.

The porch is the only part of the church not badly damaged in the bombing of 1943. The porch arches are notable examples of 'Early English' style and fine Purbeck marble shafts can be seen by the inner doorway.

The font, which is carved from granite and is octagonal in form, dates from the 14th century and stands at the western end of the church. Though overturned it was not badly damaged in 1943. The carved panels show grotesque human faces, two with protruding tongues perhaps to exorcise the devil at baptism. The font is considered to be one of the best examples of that period in the country. It is thought the stone came from Roborough.

The ornamentation along the top of the screens across the transepts is all that survives of the finely carved mediaeval screens destroyed in 1943.

Contact Information

Avon Valley Cottages, Aveton Gifford, TQ7 4LE
Telephone
01548 830260

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