Saturday, 17 May 2014

St Peter and St Paul Kings Somborne

St Peter and St Paul dates back to the 13th Century though there was a church here on the site of one of the ones mentioned in the Domesday Book. I have written a shorter blog in the past on one of the more famous residents Tommy Sopwith but not abut the churches I visited in the quest. This is the first. The photos were all taken by hand so could be a little out of focus on some

We will go straight inside today and show the internal views. We start looking down the Nave

Looking into the Chancel

Here we look down on the Chancel
The Altar & Chancel Window, I cheated & used flash

This is the Chancel Window

There is a tomb effigy though I did not check who it was

One of the memorials in the church and the stone font

The Organ neatly stashed away

Like most churches you will find the roll of honour listing the men lost from the village

The pulpit is quite impressive with the carving round the outside

Think this is called the Lady Chapel

The Sopwith Window

Another of the memorials in the church along with a Stained glass window

I thought this was great & took a while to work out but it commemorates
The restoration of the bells and lists the people concerned with the work and is on one of the pillars in the church

Last look at the church then outside
 The entrance porch to St Peter & St Paul

Where you can see some very nice headstops

The west end of the church with the Sopwith Window

The Churchyard does have a lot of headstones worth a look at

Many old & newish ones can be seen
 The odd one like this leaning against the church

And some impressive family chest tombs

Here we look from the North side of the church

Have a peaceful Sunday


  1. What a very detailed place! The architecture is quite attractive. You have to admire a church that has lasted that long!

  2. Such a lovely church. The windows are wonderful.
    Have a great day. Tom The Backroads Traveller

  3. I really enjoy your posts, Bill. You have some of the loveliest older churches and I am glad you share them with us.

  4. Fantastic post and great pictures.

    Thank you for linking up with Cemetery Sunday!

    Beneath Thy Feet

  5. I'm impressed with how many amazing churches you find

  6. Fascinating place. Great photos.

  7. love the ceiling. sorry for the late comment. i've been out of town. take care. ( :