Morcott, St Mary's Church
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There is a fascinating carving on the chancel arch, depicting a pair of serpents swallowing each other's tails. The arcade columns are superbly carved, with a wonderful variety of decorations adorning the capitals. There are human faces, geometric patterns, chevrons, a ram's head, a grotesque beast, and another intricate serpent design.
The nave retains its Norman character and there is a fine old Jacobean pulpit. In the south aisle is the altar tomb of William de Overtoun (d. 1500). The Overtouns were lords of the manor for centuries, living at Morcott Hall, which was called Overtoun Hall until 1800.
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About Morcott, St Mary's Church
Address: High Street, Morcott, Rutland, England
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: In the centre of the village. Morcott is four miles east of Uppingham, off the A47
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