Last Saturday I popped over to a neighboring village to take some photos of a church but on getting there I found the door locked so I drove round to the next village and a church I knew was open. All Saints in Aston Upthorpe
I had been to this church before and found it one of the nicest ones in the area as it dates back to the 11th century though little remains to show this apart from the small window you see which is to the left of the porch and dates back to Norman times.
The churchyard is small being mostly at the front but you can see a few interesting headstones in it.
The graves here are at the other end of the churchyard
Going round the south side of the church there is little to see apart from the blocked up Norman Doorway
Walking through the door from the porch the first thing you see is the old Norman Doorway now an alcove with a carving stood on a plinth.
Just past the Norman doorway on the right you can see this old wall painting which was uncovered while decorating the Church
One of the stained glass windows in the church and a floral display
One of the family memorials to the Slade family
The wooden spire on the church which contains the church bells