St Michael & St Martin's Church, Eastleach Martin, Gloucestershire

Eastleach Martin, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 3NN
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Gorgeous riverside church in an idyllic Cotswold setting

This picture postcard Medieval church stands in a gently sloping churchyard by the river Leach, just a stone's throw from its sister church at Eastleach Turville on the opposite bank. The two are linked by a stone clapper bridge known as Keble's Bridge after its nineteenth-century curate John Keble, a much-loved poet and Oxford scholar.

The church's treasures include three beautiful carved windows which feature decorated tracery, mouldings and tiny stone heads from the thirteenth century.

Other things to find include a lectern made from Elizabethan table legs and bedposts and a medieval font with an octagonal bowl fragments of the original Medieval stained glass.

A visit in spring is particularly delightful when daffodils line the river banks and the approaches to the bridge.