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Compton Beauchamp St Swithuns church

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Compton Beauchamp St Swithuns church
Compton Beauchamp, Oxfordshire, England
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Compton Beauchamp is a tiny hamlet in the Vale of White Horse in western Oxfordshire. There is nothing terribly fascinating about the village; there are a few cottages, an old manor house, and a quiet old parish church. It is precisely because of this sense of isolation, I think, that Compton Beauchamp is so enticing. The church is incredibly peaceful, in the way a medieval parish church 'ought' to be. The are beautiful wall painting inside the church, and interesting monuments, plus a wooden dovecote in the churchyard. The thing I remember most about taking this photo is how hard it was to find a good viewpoint because the churchyard is so small!

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