Holy Rood Church, Daglingworth

The nave and chancel, and possibly also the south porch of this small church are late Saxon in date. Long and short quoins survive on the nave, except at the north west. The quoins of the chancel were rebuilt in 1845 to 50 when the chancel was largely rebuilt and a north aisle in fake Norman style was added to the nave. There is an Anglo-Saxon sundial over the south door of the nave.

The glory of this church, however, are the four Anglo-Saxon sculptures. Three large sculptures show the Crucifixion, St Peter with the keys to heaven and Christ in majesty. A fourth, smaller sculpture shows another Crucifixion.

These sculptures are in an excellent state of preservation as they were reused as jambs in the chancel arch.

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