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Tufton,  Hampshire  -  St Mary Church
12th 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. Stunted bell-turret. In the nave on the N side two small Early Norman windows high up (11th/12th century), ...  The nave has also on either side a big domestic C18 window. 


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On the south side also a Norman doorway and window. Norman also the unmoulded chancel arch. But the chancel is early C13 and has lancet windows set internally in quite a monumental three-bay arcading with proper columns and arches.


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Painting. A fine, very large early C15 St Christopher with an ornamental frame, but none of the genre details one sees so often. Also painted fragments above the chancel arch.


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West end, with font


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