Near Cirencester, Gloucestershire Photos by Hetty
21st June 2019 A visit with Stroud U3A Church History and Architecture Group to St Mary Magdalene, Baunton
The nave and chancel of the church were built about 1150 by the monks of Cirencester Abbey
It has a double bell-cote
When you enter the church you see a huge 14th or 15th century wall painting of St Christopher, which was discovered and restored during Victorian times. This saint’s image was common in churches in medieval times.
12th century chancel arch
15th century reredos behind the alter – originally part of the rood screen and 16th century font bowl on Norman base