A medium sized village near Aylsham, Cawston draws visitors from every corner of the country to see the fabulous hammer-beam roof of St Agnes church. There was a church here as early as the 12th century, but the present building dates to the 14th century. The superb roof is one of the first examples in Britain to be built in a double hammer-beam style. In addition, St Agnes boasts a lovely 15th century painted rood screen.
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"The parish church of Holy Trinity in Kendal was begun around 1201 on the foundations of an earlier Saxon church. It might look peaceful today, but in the year 1210 Scots under the Earl of Fife raided south into modern Cumbria. When the raiders came to Kendal, the local women and children took shelter in the church, but the Scots entered and put them all to the sword."
Sancreed Holy Well- Sancreed, Cornwall, England
A small holy well and ruined chapel in a countryside setting near the village of Sancreed, in the Penwith region of west Cornwall. The chapel possibly dates to the medieval period, while the well may be linked to the Celtic saint Creden. ... more