Pucklechurch and Westerleigh

South Gloucestershire                                                                                 Photos by Hetty

15th June 2018

A visit with Stroud U3A Church History and Architecture Group

Pucklechurch had Roman origins and once had a Saxon royal palace. King Edmund I was murdered here in 946

St Thomas a Becket church in Pucklechurch has Norman origins, is mainly 13th and 14th century, with 17th century alterations and Victorian restoration

Blocked up Norman doorway and scratch mass dial

Fonts: 19th century and 18th century

These stone effigies date from c. 1325 and c. 1360

Then we went for a walk around the village, following the Pucklechurch village trail

17th and 18th century houses

Fleur De Lys pub

Former White Hart Inn

One of 3 village greens

Next we went to St. James the Great church in Westerleigh

15th century tower with gargoyles

13th century doorway and door, and 15th century pulpit

Royal Arms of George II 1755

The west gallery was added in 1771 and the panelling below in 1638

Mediaeval and modern stained glass


The alter, under its cover

Link to more U3A church visits

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