This week’s churches: Earls Barton and Deerhurst

I’m currently writing – or trying to write – a book about old British churches. Who built them, how they built them and why people should go and see them.

This week I finished chapters on three churches: Earls Barton with its amazing tower, and the two churches in Deerhurst, Gloucestershire, St Mary’s and Odda’s Chapel.

The problem I have is that it’s hard to find the words to do them justice.

DEERHURST Odda s Chapel 4

Odda’s Chapel, Deerhurst, Gloucestershire. Built 1056.


All Saints Church, Earls Barton, Northamptonshire. The tower dates from the late tenth century.

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