|St Peter's Church, Markby|
The last time I visited this church (if you click on the link you will find lots of other photographs and history of the building) I was charmed by the exterior, but was disappointed to find that the inside was draped with polythene, it was being re-decorated.
Much of the stone is recycled, from the Augustinian Priory which originally stood nearby.
|Interior of Markby Church|
The simplicity of the exterior is beautifully matched by the interior.
The box pews are 19thC.
The dog-toothed decoration on the arch, remnants from the priory, are Norman.
Simple windows add to the sense of peace and tranquillity.
Through this plain little window you can see the overhang of the thatched roof.
This little rose sculpture - approx 5"x 6" is
This is the former cross beam, it is made of oak and is dated 1611, which is when the church was built.
It is a beautiful and peaceful little building.
Obviously much loved.
It was well worth the wait, and a return visit.
A few weeks earlier there had been a wedding service held there.
Nice to know the old building is still used for joyful