My wife & I had just spent a pleasant tour round a very scenic reservoir and had an even more pleasant picnic over looking it and I noticed this church as we were leaving the area. I asked if she minded stopping for a few moments so I could take some photos.
I must admit that being so remote I did not expect the church to be open but was pleased when I found the door opened for me. The church is quite small simple one and deserving of my 100th blog.
We stopped just past the church & I could not help notice this stone step stile on the wall. I've see many of these at old churches
The main entrance to the churchyard is through this Lych gate
not easy to read the name of the are named here
St Pauls churchyard from over the wall by the Lych gate
Going round to the east side of the churchyard shows this view of the south side of the church
Heading round the north shows this view. The porch is on the west end which is unusual I find, normally I find them on the south side. Above is the single bell which calls the parishioners to worship.
View of the altar and rails
A very nice wooden pulpit and lectern by the altar rails
and of course a small church organ
one side is a very small cross on the wall
Not see a had carried brie before
Going back outthe porch you see a couple of plaques
telling you it was founded in 1117 and rebuilt & restored within 100 years
The churchyard is not a large one
though you can see many old headstones
and for the size of the plce it is quite full
The trees have grown shading and hiding many graves
This one was a puzzle at first as I wondered about the urn beside it, then realised it was from the top of the pillar