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Little Somborne,  Hampshire  - All Saints Church
11th century


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Notes in italics from Hampshire and the Isle of Wight by Nikolaus Pevsner and David Lloyd (1967) Yale University Press, New Haven and London.


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Nave and chancel in one and bell-turret.
Dscn0016-levmid-u2-405-u0.3-q60.jpg (31685 bytes) Dscn0019-crop-u1-h405-u0.5-q50.jpg (57190 bytes) The nave is Saxon, see the one lesene on the N side and a small fragment of another on the S side, and also the W quoins of long-and-short work. 
Dscn0019-sdoorcrp-u1.jpg (14859 bytes) Plain Late Norman S doorway with one slight continuous chamfer.
Dscn0015-levmid-u2-540-u0.5-q50.jpg (62023 bytes) Traces of a blocked N doorway.
Dscn0024-lev-u1-405-u0.4-q70.jpg (35622 bytes) Dscn2219-crop-levmid-u1-h405-u0.4-q70.jpg (36066 bytes) Several altered Norman windows.
Dscn0021-levmid-u2t2-405-u0.5-q60.jpg (40114 bytes) Dscn0023-u1-405-u0.5t2-q60.jpg (24691 bytes) Late Norman also the blocked former chancel arch with trumpet-scallop capitals. Above this low former chancel in the E wall two lancets.
Dscn0021-nichecrp-u1.jpg (26848 bytes) To the S of the chancel arch a re-set Norman window or, according to the VCH, an image niche.
Dscn0028-levmid-u2-540-u0.5-q60.jpg (76244 bytes) E wall outside
Dscn0027-crop-levmid-u1t3-540-u0.3-q30.jpg (51034 bytes) Grave of famous aviator - Thomas Sopwith
 
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