Sunday, 20 August 2017

Hidden Henley

THE picturesque 12th century church of Newnham Murren, located in a quiet spot near Crowmarsh, is

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.





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