There have been three
churches within the Parish - the first was probably of wood and
further west at the stream confluence. The second was near the
present building. In 1830 Rev Luxmore wrote "The old church remained
in the churchyard and was converted by the addition of chimneys into
a poorhouse After 30 years of exertion to get the nuisance removed,
I succeeded". He reports having the arch, which divided the chancel
from the body of the church, rebuilt at the principal entrance to
the churchyard. The present church was built in 1450, possibly
because the settlement had outgrown the old one with its round tower
built of local stone. The present church was much changed during the
19th century - the tenor bell has the inscription "these bells
re-hung and the tower heightened and beautified, 1828". By 1890 the
church was changed by Rev Francis to basically what we see today.
There are six Table Tombs' in the churchyard five of them being
listed, and two 18th century brick tombs.
The window over the altar is very colourful and consists of three
main lights, being a 19th century restoration.
Thanks to Vera Whiting for