Stewkley, St Michael, Buckinghamshire, ***

“An unaltered Norman interior. How Stewkley survived the centuries is a mystery. Perhaps the village was too poor or the population too sparse to merit a new church. Or perhaps the parishioners liked it as it was…The succession of tower arch and chancel arch is breathtaking. The rhythm of zigzag arches, zigzag string course, zigzag ribs to the vault shows a frenzied fascination with this decorative form.”




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