Historic Churches

St Botolph’s Church Trunch

Much of what you see of St Botolph’s is early 15th century, but it was built upon earlier foundations.

St Botolph’s has a very special font canopy. Dating from c.1500, it is ornately carved in oak, and has slender pillars forming a hexagonal enclosure.

It is one of only four to be found in England, the others being Durham Cathedral 1680, St. Peter Mancroft, Norwich 1450, and St. Mary’s, Luton 1350.

St Mary Roughton

St Mary’s has a round tower dating from the Saxo-Norman period (late 11th Century). The Decorative-period chancel has an elegant east window with reticulated tracery. This Church was altered and restored by the Victorians including a new roof.

St Giles Bradfield

St Giles is quite remote with just a large farmhouse for company. The tower is a massive affair, and visible for miles. There are pinnacles at the east end of the chancel. St Giles is beautifully set in its graveyard, which has just the right balance of wilderness and lawn.

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