Saturday, 17 October 2020

Return to St Peter Great Haseley


  A return visit was on the cards and a lot sooner than I thought it would be  after I found out the church was open the same time as Great Milton, so after getting my photos I drove the short distance to the village and parked up outside. Sure enough the doors were open with a couple of people chatting inside. One of them was the Churchwarden who was very helpful letting be get a photo of a memorial in the Vestry. I found the church a lot more interesting than I expected it to be

Before I start be warned there are a lot of photos in this blog so I'd get a coffee and cake to read

Looking down the church from the cross aisle from the door to the chancel arch

Another view of the nave a little further back
The Chancel


One of the banks of choir stalls
The Chancel window in the East wall of the chancel

Above a curtain screen surrounds the altar which is topped by angels.
Right the Sedulla & Piscina

The rear curtain of the screen with the altar cross 

Looking back to the chancel arch and onto the nave

Over to the left of the chancel arch are these squints, the other side has one as well

Above the pulpit with left the view of the nave from it

Right looking towards the North aisle

Above the Lady chapel in the South aisle

Loong back East along the South aisle

Above the altar in the Lady Chapel

Left the font in the back of the South aisle

The tile on the wall surrounding the font look to be old floor tile 

Above the font which looks like it is from the middle ages.

Over by the South  wall a tomb effigy now on blocks

Along the North wall you find niches with old stone coffins and a tomb effigy on one

Tomb of Luke Taylor 

An stone coffin with half a lid

The far niche you find an old church chest 

Over to the side of the South aisle by the chancel a wood screen

The tomb effigy in the niche that is badly damaged

The church has some really nice stained glass that is worth looking at
This one is above the entrance in the West end
The other can be seen in eth North and South aisles
At the end of the North aisle in the East wall is this more modern stained glass window
This is in the chancel
as is this one near the Sedulla & Piscina
The stained glass no doubt dates from Victorian times
The saints names are beneath the figures
You can see this on in the South aisle above a niche
The North aisle

Looking near the altar in the North aise

Above the altar in the North aisle which is from the look around the middle ages.
Left a niche with older parts of church stone work of tome effigy 

Above the door looks like it is from a rood loft

Old brass memorials

This looks like a funerary death helmet and gloves
Memorial to Roger Gilderd-Somervel who was killed at Neuve Chapelle march 1st 1915
Oder memorial in latin 
Above the oval memorial is to Rev George white
Below is this one to Coronel Folliott Churchill
In one of the arches in the aisle is this memorial to Rev Johes Whistler
In a niche that was a door in the North aisle is the roll of honour  with a chair and outline of a soldier from the First World War who did not come home to take his place
The roll is hand written with their names
Before I left the church the churchwarden kindly let me in the vestry to get some photos of the memorial in there as it was part of a chapel once

The bust of the baron from the manor which is not seen often

Left the side of a vault  

Left a brass showing a figure praying

This one of a lady

The church chest you can see when you walk in the entrance in the West end
I will leave you this week with the church Bible on a lectern in the South aisle
Till next time Take care and have a peaceful weekend 


  1. A beautiful building, interresting pictures!

    1. It is very interesting and thank you for the comment

  2. Interesting post! It's a beautiful church.