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Good Morning Everyone,

This is All Saints Church and what a history it has undergone; if only it could talk!

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Weybourne was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Wabrunna. At that time a Saxon church served the village. Sometime around AD 1200 an Augustinan priory was founded on the site of the Saxon church.

The present church grew out of a 13th century Priory of Augustinian Canons. The impressive ruins of the early Norman tower remain to the north of the present chancel and much of the outline of the Priory can still be seen.

The canons added a south aisle for parish use and the present north aisle stands on the foundations of the old nave. A handsome tower with nice sound holes and flushwork was added in the 15th century, as was the porch, which has good flint and brick chequerwork and had an upper chamber used as a chapel.

I will add a w/s here to show the details of the porch. I was talking to the gardener about the porch decorations and he was firmly of the opinion that the brickwork was taken from earlier Roman walls, which added even more history!

I was so tempted to say 'What have the Romans ever done for us?" Have you ever seen 'The Life of Brian?' The quote comes from that film.

Have a great Sunday, Bev :-)

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Additional Photos by Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5259 W: 264 N: 11912] (48022)
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