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A lovely little village just west of Cirencester, on the fringes of the Cotswolds, Ampney Crucis is set around a picturesque village green with the requisite war memorial, while nearby stands a wonderful 12th century parish church blessed with a series of medieval wall paintings.
THE AMPNEY CRUCIS CROSS
In the churchyard is a 15th century cross atop a slender column. The carvings on the head of the cross are in quite remarkable condition, a testament to the fact that the head of the cross was hidden behind the rood loft stairs inside the church for several centuries to save it from destruction duruing the religious turmoil of the 17th century. It was found and restored in the Victorian era.
About Ampney Crucis
Address: Ampney Crucis, Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, England
Attraction Type: Village
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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