Visit to All Saints, Yelvertoft

This Monday past, Fr. James visited the charming mediæval parish of All Saints in Yelvertoft, Northamptonshire. The church is essentially Norman and largely executed in the perpendicular style, with further beautifications and refurbishments in the Gothic Revival style of the 19th Century. Especially significant were the well preserved Sedelia, with an obviously later victorian window inserted above. On the north side of the chancel stands a tomb with an effigy of a priest, bearing some traces of medieval polychroming. It is situated such that it is very likely to have been the site of the Easter Sepulchre.

The Sedelia. The indentations in the stone columns are said to have been caused by Cromwelian soldiers sharpening their swords.

Tomb on the North Chancel wall. Presumably once the site of the Easter Sepulchre

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near Castle Douglas

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