Checkley Church - a brief history.

Our church dates from the 12th century, the early parts being of the late Norman period. The 14th century witnessed major building work with the replacement of the chancel end the extending of the tower, which is perpendicular.

There are many outstanding features; probably the main one is the very fine east window (dating from 1320), incorporating medieval painted glass, predating stained glass by some 20 years. Checkley church has a Danish / Saxon connection, and boasts a magnificent font, complete with a Lamb and Altar feature. Three Battle Stones, or Preaching Crosses, are situated in the south churchyard and date from the third quarter of the 9th century.

All in all, our building is a treasure, and incorporates every architectural style since the Norman invasion. The only way to appreciate is to visit!

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