Albion, ancient sites, Art, sacred sites

The Giant and the Sun – The one with the magician… (A Thousand Miles of History)

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

5 Batcombe (41)

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Batcombe

‘Grey represents Spirit mediating between Soul and Body’…

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Our penultimate church was in Batcombe… these days a small and straggling hamlet, seemingly in the middle of nowhere. There has been a church on the site of St Mary Magdalene for nigh a thousand years and very possibly more. It stands in a green valley, far enough from people to make a congregation seem barely feasible.

The church boasts a tower taller, in proportion to the rest of the single-celled building, than many grander churches we have seen. Indeed, the first impression you get when you arrive is of the height of the tower and the isolated beauty in which it stands.

The church is a simple one, with the main entrance still being through the base of the fifteenth-century tower, and leading to a nave and chancel. It is a long, narrow building and lacks both ornamentation…

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