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Chancel screen, Bishops Lydeard church

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Chancel screen, Bishops Lydeard church
Bishops Lydeard, Somerset, England
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I was visiting Somerset for a week, and indulging in my long-standing passion for visiting medieval churches when I ran across a fascinating leaflet of the best historic churches to visit in each area of the county. The leaflet suggested that Bishops Lydeard church had some beautiful medieval carvings and a decorated chancel screen worth seeing. Right on both counts; the church is lovely, built of the red stone so common in this area. The screen was obviously restored, but was beautifully carved and painted, as this example shows. Well worth a visit.

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