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History Section

Saxon Period


The parts of the Saxon church which survive date from circa 900. The most obvious Saxon features of the church are the two small windows in the north wall of the nave. Their arches are made from re-used Roman tiles, which are set radially, following the curve of the arch. This is a more sophisticated technique than that used at Brixworth, Northamptonshire, a late seventh century church, where the tiles on either side of the arch are laid roughly parallel..

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