2) All Saints, Kirby Cane
This is another round towered church which stands back from the road amidst a spacious churchyard containing large yew trees, which give immediate evidence of the age of this church.
All Saints is not a large church but has a beautiful Norman South doorway, with a door covered with C17 graffiti
There's an impressive East window which shows to perfection it’s stretched glass which makes the window appear to shimmer.
<< a niche at one side of the porch which probably held a statuette of one of the saints.
...and a scratch dial(sometimes called Mass dials) is scratched in a stone near one of the nave windows >>
There’s a blocked up doorway in the north wall of the church.
A nice war memorial stands on the East side of the churchyard,.
This churchyard is badly overgrown in some parts, but I noticed this ‘Alleluya’(sic) marker amidst the graves….I wonder if it’s meant as a grave marker, or is it just a post to *praise the Lord*?…it seems oddly situated in the churchyard if that is the case.
3) St Mary’s Ellingham
This square towered church is found on a corner approached via a country lane…A sign by the front gate tells us that the roof no longer contains lead ….I assume thieves had already purloined it!
This is a very well kept churchyard with only a small section given over to conservation.
I love this sentimental grave with it’s carved dog, I hazard a guess the deceased must have been a dog lover.
I was able to get a fair picture of some of the stained glass windows in the nave, taken through a pane of clear glass from the other side of the church.
A war memorial stands just through the gates
Sadly I didn’t see many headstones in this churchyard to excite my curiosity