Lambourn Woodlands, St Mary's Church
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The exterior is simple, consisting of a nave and chancel, with a west tower and bell turret, all built of stone and flint, under a slate roof. The overall design mimics the Gothic style of about 1320. The church is laid out with a nave, chancel, and north aisle.
The nave is three-bays long, and there is a sedilia and piscina in the chancel, all in Decorated Gothic style, as are the beautifully carved windows. Look for the small organ in a beautifully carved wooden case.
The ornate reredos behind the altar was carved by John Bacon, father of the first parish priest. The interior boasts its original brass candleholders and coronas.
The church is no longer used for regular worship and is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. It is usually open daylight hours to visitors.
About Lambourn Woodlands, St Mary's Church
Address: Ermin Street, Woodland's St Mary, Lambourn Woodlands, Berkshire, England, RG17 7SR
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: 2 miles south of Lambourn on the B4000, near Jct 14 of the M4
Website: Lambourn Woodlands, St Mary's Church
Churches Conservation Trust
Photo Credit: Michael Ford, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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