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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.
St Andrew. The church consists
of nave and chancel in one with a N aisle of1834.
The W tower is of 1837 and
typical of that date with its windows and pinnacles. (Much restoration of
1854 and 1866-84 by St Aubyn. Rev. Basil Clarke) Recent recessed spire.
In the nave, on the S side,
one Dec window with reticulation (i.e. early 1300s).
Otherwise Perpendicular windows with straight heads except east
But the most interesting part
of the church is the S porch of brick, dated by an inscription 1533. The
entrance has a four-centred head, and in the spandrels is already Early
Renaissance decoration. Over the S doorway inside one can see the donors
of the porch kneeling, husband and wife. It was an unpedantic or perhaps
simply unbookish age in which the donor could appear inside the porch as
Iamys Spier and outside as Iames Spyre.