Great Rissington, St John the Baptist church
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A 12th century church situated beside the manor house in this lovely Cotswold village.
The Barnarde memorial is composed of a central carving with scroll-work above and carved heads below. The central carving shows Barnarde and his wife Joan kneeling before an altar. The sculpture gives a very clear idea of the style of clothes, including an Elizabethan ruffed collar worn by Joan that must have been terribly out of fashion at the time the memorial was carved. Below the central figures are two heads, which may well represent the couple in their younger days.
The chancel is largely 13th century. The tri-light east window which we've already mentioned, is in the Early English style. Beside the altar is a restored 13th century piscina.
Easy parking along the road almost anywhere in Great Rissington village. There is usually more space to park around the village green than at the church itself. The church is a short walk downhill from the green. I've been to St John the Baptist on numerous occasions as it is close to the Britain Express office, and must say it is a lovely old church, and the location is certainly classically English.
About Great Rissington
Address: Great Rissington, Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, England
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: On a minor road 2 miles east of Bourton on the Water
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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