Great Rollright, St Andrew's Church
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
A wonderful little church, with a wonderfully carved Norman doorway, 14th century tower and font, and the 16th century 'Batersby Brass'.
The oldest part of the church is one of the first things that meets your eye on entering the south porch; a magnificently carve Norman door. The double columns are topped with two-story capitals, which then give way to a quite wonderful double arch.
This is the 'Batersby Brass', a memorial to a James Batersby, rector of St Andrews, who died in 1522. The brass is in extremely good condition, with the result that you can clearly make out the design of the vestments worn by the tonsured figure of the departed rector.
All in all, St Andrews is a gem of a country church, well worth a visit. The Rollright Stones stone circle is just a mile or so down the road.
About Great Rollright
Address: Great Rollright, Oxfordshire, England
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: In the centre of Great Rollright village
OS: SP 26315
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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