The human skull on the deaths head stone here is pictured at the foot of the page. It is very worn but it appears as if the skull is balanced on a human leg or arm bone.
This church is normally kept locked to visitors and I didn't see any keyholders listed. However, I gained entry here when attending a Christmas service in 2012. A really lovely bunch of people!
Church is beautiful inside and I was really taken by a tiny little lady chapel to the north of the chancel, pictured right, beautifully lit and making an ideal prayer room.
Looking upwards and an inscription of ANNO 1615 is carved in to the wooden beams in the ceiling. Also worth noting here is that a tiny heart is carved in to the beams.
One small piece of Saxon carving stands to the west of the nave, it is thought that this dates from 900 AD and is described in the church leaflet as being a "lion mask". Personally, when I furst saw this carving, my gut reaction was that it was a representation of the devil. This is the first one of these that I had seen and apparantly they are very rare.
Beautiful church in a lovely village, well worth a visit if you are in the area, and worth a detour if you aren't!