Church, Plaxtol  Church

Image Source: John Salmon

 

Although there is no record of a medieval church here, the present building which dates from 1649 may stand on an early site. It is unusual to find a church of the Commonwealth period and for this reason it is not dedicated to a particular saint. Although the basic hall church remains much rebuilding took place in the nineteenth century, giving the building a strangely urban feel. This is not helped by the fact that it is constructed of regular ragstone blocks which are galletted. The interior is now much lighter than the Victorians left it as war damage has removed most of the stained glass. The main feature of the interior is the hammerbeam roof, painted blue and more practical than decorative, and there is also some foreign wood carving incorporated in the reredos and pulpit.

 

 

Church Data

 

1851 Census Details

 

Seating Capacity: 305

Morning Attendance: 196

Afternoon Attendance: 246

Evening Attendance: No service

 

Architecture Details

 

Original Build Date/Architect: medieval

Restoration: 1894 Pearsall

Second Restoration: 1894

 

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