St Lawrence, Affpuddle

Explorer map 117
Grid reference SY 805 937

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tower porch ww2 memorial cross in www2 war memorial south porch door west door tower from the west flint and stone pattern strange stone on west wall of north aisle creature on tower buttress figure on south door surround figure on south door surround
interior of south porch door - note diffferent style to exterior nave organ under west tower close up of woodwork of organ - 1952 figure on underside of organ surround figure on underside of organ surround norman font carved bench end 1547 carved bench end 1547 staircase to former rood loft further steps up to former rood loft pulpit - probably 1547 lectern chancel altar figure in niche of east wall figure in niche of east wall piscina memorial graffiti on column in chancel graffiti on column in chancel hagioscope (squint) screen against north aisle chapel - probably part of old rood screen close up of screen statuette in north aisle chapel

Bibliography: John Newman & Nikolaus Pevsner - The Buildings of England - Dorset, 1972 pp 73-74
Jo Draper - Dorset The Complete Guide, 1996 page 24
Simon Jenkins - England's Thousand Best Churches, 2000 page 146

Affpuddle links: Parish of Bere Regis with Affpuddle & Turnerspuddle
Alfpuddle Parish Records (Dorset Online Parish Clerk Project)

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