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Ampney St Mary Church, Gloucestershire

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Ampney St Mary Church, Gloucestershire
Cotswolds - Ampney St Mary, Gloucestershire, England
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The delightful medieval church of St Mary stands over a mile from its village, on the opposite side of the A417 Cirencester to Fairford road. The church was deserted when the village moved to higher ground, and was lost for many years beneath a shroud of ivy. For this reason it is nicknamed 'The Ivy Church', despite the fact I saw no evidence of ivy when I visited! St Mary's has wonderful medieval wall paintings, including several of craftsmen at their work, and a rare stone chancel screen.

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