Heritage Open Days at Old Edlington

St Peter's Church, Edlington, South Yorkshire
16th September 2023
12.00 - 16.00

Curious Norman Beakheads and Carvings

St Peter’s, built from locally quarried magnesian limestone, sits proudly on a hill, surrounded by fields to the north and in other directions by the houses of the village of Old Edlington. This magnificent 12th century church consists of a nave, chancel, tower and a north aisle and contains several pieces of curious Norman carving, including a chancel arch decorated with several rows of chevrons.

The elaborate carved south doorway, chancel arch and corbels are fine examples of Romanesque carving. The South Door in the porch has wonderful carved beakhead and zigzag details and an outer row of medallions.

Inside the church, the chancel arch is also adorned with zigzag decoration and the corbel table, now in the north aisle is sited on what was once an exterior wall.

A member of CCT staff will be on hand to talk about the history of the church and its surrounding landscape. In this normally dark church we will light up the wonderfully carved pillars and chancel arch so you can see all the detail of the wonderful craftsmanship.


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