A little country church

St Andrew's asf
St  Andrew’s, Chilcomb

The little church of St Andrew in Chilcomb, near Winchester, has been dated 1060 A.D. Its architecture is early Norman with Saxon influence.

The church is simple in outline, little altered since the Conquest, having escaped the ravages of the Reformation.

The interior is quite smart, with some fine modern furniture in solid oak, made in memory of a deceased churchwarden.

The west window is of clear glass, so one sees trees in the churchyard through it. What a pleasant change from stained glass, of which I am no enthusiast.

The church is tucked beneath woodland at the top of a lane, so its setting is rural and serene.


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