I mentioned that I would come back to Thorpe Salvin church as there were a number of features that I wanted to show you.
The church porch is quite striking with its half-timbered frame ...
Inside the porch is this staggering doorway which I have seen described as Saxon ...
Here's a closer look at the stonework ...
You may have noticed in the top photo a stone feature in front of the porch. There is a different face on each side ...
Is it a sundial ? On the photo below you can see that something has been affixed in time gone by ...
... and perhaps those marks in the stone were part of a sundial.
Finally a couple of gravestones ... this one in memory of 17 year old Charles Bradley ...
The wording beneath Charles Bradley's name reads :
BE WARNED BY MY SUDDEN CALL
AND STRAIGHT FOR DEATH PREPARE
YE KNOW NOT WHEN THE LORD MAY COME
IN MANNER, HOW, OR WHERE
Finally the stone marking the passing of Charles Battersby ...
The wording reads :~
IN LOVING MEMORY OF CHARLES,
THE BELOVED SON OF
GEORGE & KATHERINE BATTERSBY,
WHO DIED NOV 19TH, 1899
AGED 6 YEARS AND 3 MONTHS;
WE MISS THEE HERE, WE MISS
DEAR CHILD : WE MISS THEE
Inside the church there's a 12th century font showing the four seasons. Unfortunately the churchdoor was locked when I visited. Click heritage inspired to see a photograph of the font and learn a little more about the church.