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Church Micro 7049... Easton Maudit

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Hidden : 01/03/2015
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Church of St Peter and St Paul Easton Maudit


The church was rebuilt in its present form in the 14th century, and though much restored retains most of its original features. The chancel, the nave arcades, and the lower part of the tower are c. 1320, but the aisles do not appear to have been completed till rather later (c. 1340–50), though no doubt set out when the arcades were rebuilt. The extension of the north aisle into a chapel took place about the same time, or perhaps a little later, after the completion of the chancel, a north window of which it blocked, and the clerestory cannot be much later than c. 1350. The tower was not completed until after the addition of the clerestory into which it is bonded at the third stage; the bell-chamber, or upper story, appears to be as late as c. 1380–1400. The spire was added in the 15th century, and a west doorway inserted in the tower. In 1832 the spire was partly rebuilt, and there was an extensive restoration of the fabric in 1859–60.

There is a scratch dial on the middle buttress of the south aisle.
The 18th-century font consists of a very handsome circular vase-shaped bowl of highly polished fossil stone on a square base.
The wooden pulpit is modern. The sculptured reredos and marble altar-rail date from the restoration of 1860. A good 17th-century communion table with bulbous legs is now at the east end of the south aisle. A few plain oak benches of the same period remain at the west end of the nave. Below the tower is an oak chest with three locks. The painted arms of George III are over the chancel arch.

There are five bells, the first, second, and tenor by John Hodson of London 1663, the third dated 1619, and the fourth a recasting by Taylor & Co. in 1893 of a medieval bell inscribed 'Dulcis sisto melis campana vocor Gabrielis'.

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Please note: Nearest parking is about 100m away. No pavements. Please be careful on the road.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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