Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Geddington

The Anglo-Saxon origins of the Church of St. Mary Magdalene are clearly visible from what is now the north aisle arcade. This was formally the external north wall of the Anglo-Saxon church.

The wall shows a triangular-headed blind arcade, two bays of which have been removed by the insertion of an Anglo-Saxon single-splayed window. The western jamb of the window has been cut away by a Norman arch.

Taylor and Taylor use this as an example of the archaeological method of deducing primary evidence for the dating of a church (Taylor, H.M. & Taylor, J. 1965, “Anglo-Saxon Architecture” CUP, vol I, p.3).

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