Was lovely as it was a Sunday afternoon, so nice and quiet.
There are some lovely buildings and interesting places to see in the town.
|Barclays Bank Building|
|This looks so inviting !!|
The highlight of the town though for us, was the Grade 1 14th century (14th century origin, with additions of 15th century and restoration of mid - late 19th century) Parish Church, dedicated to St Columba, a local saint.
The tower is fifteenth century, and unusually built with a passage beneath, wide enough for carts, it was a right of way to parishioners to the college founded by Sir John Arundel in 1427..... as the Church did not own the land on three sides of the tower until 1820.
The tower is 80 feet (24 m) high and contains eight bells re-hung in 1950.
In 1920 the chiming clock was added as a memorial to the men of St. Columb who died in WW1, the Great War.
|St Columb Major Parish Church|
|War Memorial, St Column Major|
|19th century carved Font|
|Screen by George Fellowes Prynne|
|Pulpit early 20th C|
Below are just a couple of examples of my very favourite part of the Church...the wonderful bench/pew ends.
They are magnificent, so beautifully carved, it seems from what I have found out that they are dating back as far as 1510, there are 38 still in the Church.
I have taken more pictures of these, as they are all so different, and plus other photos of the Church, all on my Pinterest board here.... St Columb Major Parish Church
They are all decorated differently...flowers..birds..animals..letters..tools...people......just beautiful !
The Church is normally open to visitors during daylight hours and is well worth a visit.
|Saint Columba's Cross in the churchyard|
|Inside the passage of the Tower|
|Churchyard of St Columb Major church|
Till next time then .....................................