Old Sodbury

South Gloucestershire                                                                                 Photos by Hetty

27th July 2018                            A visit with Stroud U3A Church History and Architecture Group

St John The Baptist church has a circular grave yard and is on a knoll with panoramic views over the River Severn

There is an iron-age hill fort nearby and there may have been a Saxon church here, but this church was built between 1215 and 1225. Over the years the church has been enlarged, altered and restored.

The tower, the pillars in the nave, two windows and this doorway are Norman

There is an old bier for transporting coffins

Stone reredos 1897


Pulpit 1858

There are two  effigies – one of wood – 14th century, one of stone – 13th century

Next we went to Horton church

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