I had to sit quite close to this amazing church to draw it, hence the kind of distorted angles. It's the opposite side to this view. It's been so long since I've visited. This place is amazing though, it has such atmosphere inside. And as for outside - it's like the building has been transported through time and just plopped into Bradford on Avon. It's quite strange to look at the distinctively Saxon arches and think 'they're actually real'. In most places you get a mere hint of surviving saxon-ness. Here, you get the whole package. Which is not to say that it hasn't been messed with here and there - what would you expect in 1000+ years. I suppose the building must have benefitted from the mysterious camouflaging that resulted in its surprise rediscovery in Victorian times.
Great English Churches has an excellent page about this special place.
'Early Christian Symbolism' by J. Romilly Allen.
splodgy painting copyright Rhiannon 2015