St Mary-Le-More dominates the Market Place in Wallingford, it sits just behind the Town Hall between two roads. I Have passed it many times over the years and it is only of recent years that I have ventured in. The Church is not the oldest one in the town but is probably the best known and one has stood on the site since Norman times. It was rebuilt at the end of the 13th Century and what you see now rebuilt in 1854.Today I will share with you some views I took of the church.
St Mary-Le-More seen from the Market Place, I've used the wide angle to get in the hole church, the road on the right is St Martins Street
Viewing the chancel end of the church from St Marys Street.
The churchyard is quite small compared to some I have visited
Most headstones being very old
with the words on them worn or eroded away
The odd one stands out though
The paved area has a seat and an information board on the church there now.
The entrance is a welcoming one with glass doors leading into the church.
The rood screen in one of the best examples I have seen todate though it it is relatively young
Through the rood screen we come to the chancel which I found difficult to ge a good shot of.
coming out of the chancel you can see this Italian marble Pulpit, unfortunately I could not move the puzzle board out of the way to get a better photo
I took this one while visiting at Christmas time so gives you a better idea as to how it looks
To the right you can see a carved stone font which dates to the 15th century