Garton-on-the-Wolds, St Michael's Church
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HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: 12th century west door
Sir Tatton's son (also named Tatton) commissioned the firm of Clayton and Bell to embellished the interior with wall paintings and complete the roof decoration. One unusual feature at Garton is that the murals and the stained glass were designed as part of a unified scheme, and work together to tell a story.
The nave paintings and windows illustrate Old Testament themes, and theose in the chancel tell New Testament stories. Thus we see the Prophets in the nave, and the Apostles and Evangelists in the chancel. The original cartoons (a sort of proof of concept design) drawn on paper for the 'labours of months' have survived and have been framed and hung under the tower. The murals were restored in 1985 with support from the Pevsner Memorial Trust.
Verdict: An exquisite Victorian interior and lovely Norman exterior.
About Garton-on-the-Wolds, St Michael's Church
Address: Station Road, Garton-on-the-Wolds, Yorkshire, England
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: Garton-on-the-Wolds is on the Axx 4 miles west of Driffield
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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