THE picturesque 12th century church of Newnham Murren, located in a quiet spot near Crowmarsh, is no longer in regular use but is still maintained to a high standard.
No doubt volunteers keep it clean and work on its maintenance as well as unlocking the door to visitors during the day. It is well worth a visit.
Among the curiosities is a peculiar aperture cut into an internal wall so that the organist playing the pedal-powered harmonium could see and keep in time with the vicar at the altar beyond.
Another is a brass plaque to Letitia Barnard with a shell hole dating back to the siege of Wallingford in 1646.