This was a second visit to St Margaret's Church in Lewknor. The first time was a quick look and a few photos as I had not come prepared with a tripod and was in a hurry. The memorials I had seen made a return visit a must.
|St Margaret's Church Leknor|
As you walk in the church from the porch you are greeted with a view of this chapel
On your right you can see this wonderful old carved stone font.
Walk into the nave and look to the back and you can see a wooden screen leading to the bell ropes with a superb stained glass window above.
Going to the chancel you will find has some wonderful memorials
The altar and chancel window
Just before you get to the chancel you will find a a chapel off to the side where if you open the doors and go in you will see this
magnificent memorial which is on a vault holding the remains of the reverend Sir Edward
Jodrell and his wife and some other members of the family
The memorials are mostly written in Latin and as I can't read it I could not tell you what it says.
These are the wrought iron gates which are inside the chapel and outside you can see this carved pulpit with an irond banded trunk at it's base.
This little bot of historical local interest can be seen on the iron bound chest in the photo of the pulpit and tells of Adrian Scrope who was off this parish and executed in 1660
Head back in the chancel and you can see some more great memorials and some interesting tombs
Memorial to Ronald Owen Hall
Bishop of Hong Kong
The wall memorials are quite stunning along with the stained glass windows
This tomb effigy was hidden behind one of the choir stalls
You can see these tomb effigies as you walk in the chancel
the carving and detail on them is superb.
They look as though they were painted at some stage
The carvings can be seen at the feet of on one of the tombs
though i could not be sure if they were off the tomb
What you cant see on the tombs
are these panels which are hidden behind the choir stall
The organ in the nave is not over large like others I have seen and if you look up in the chancel ceiling you can see some great head stops
This one I found quite interesting
On the nave wall you will see the village memorial to the dead from the first war
Going outside much of the churchyard is overgrown which seems to be the norm in a lot of churchyards
If it is like our local churchyard it is to encourage wildlife
Parts though are still free of growth though ivy still has its way
Round the north side of the churchyard it is well covered in grass
loosing some of the headstones almost from view.
The north side of St Margaret's Church
David Watt's grave