Rendcomb, Gloucestershire, Photos of St Peter Church

Here are a few photos from a recent visit to St Peter's church in Rendcomb. The church is located directly beside the manor house, which has become a school. The chief interest at Rendcomb is the fabulous 12th century font.

Photo of St Peter's church, Rendcomb, Gloucestershire.
St Peter's church. The cross in the foreground is of recent origin but the base of the cross may date to the 8th century
Photo of St Peter's church, Rendcomb, Gloucestershire.
18th century memorial stone in the churchyard
Photo of St Peter's church, Rendcomb, Gloucestershire.
This table tomb shows flanking carved figures of the devil and a skeleton
Photo of St Peter's church, Rendcomb, Gloucestershire.
The glory of Rendcomb is the 12th century font.
Photo of St Peter's church, Rendcomb, Gloucestershire.
There are 12 carved figures around the circular font bowl, each showing the distinctive sign of one of the apostles
Photo of St Peter's church, Rendcomb, Gloucestershire.
The detail of the carvings is exquisite, and in an excellent state of repair.
Photo of St Peter's church, Rendcomb, Gloucestershire.
More of the font carvings. A similar font is located in Hereford Cathedral
Photo of St Peter's church, Rendcomb, Gloucestershire.
One intriguing apostle figure on the font is blank, save for the feet. This is likely a portrayal of Judas
Photo of St Peter's church, Rendcomb, Gloucestershire.
Three 12th century pillars are retained in the rebuilt 16th century north wall

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All images are © David Ross

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