Bouthrop Church, Days Gone By

I bought this old postcard showing Bouthrop Church ( St Michael & St Martin’s Church), Eastleach, Gloucestershire I believe showing it as it was over 100 years ago.

If anyone can help put a date on this view St Michael & St Martin’s Church, be great to hear from you; steveandvince@outlook.com .

Bourthrop Church ( St Michael & St Martin's Church ) Eastleach . This picture postcard Medieval church stands in a gently sloping churchyard by the river Leach, just a stone's throw from its sister church at Eastleach Turville on the opposite bank. The two are linked by a stone clapper bridge known as Keble's Bridge after its nineteenth-century curate John Keble, a much-loved poet and Oxford scholar.
Bourthrop Church ( St Michael & St Martin’s Church ) Eastleach

The following is taken from: https://www.visitchurches.org.uk/

Gorgeous riverside church in an idyllic Cotswold setting

This picture postcard Medieval church stands in a gently sloping churchyard by the river Leach, just a stone’s throw from its sister church at Eastleach Turville on the opposite bank. The two are linked by a stone clapper bridge known as Keble’s Bridge after its nineteenth-century curate John Keble, a much-loved poet and Oxford scholar.

The church’s treasures include three beautiful carved windows which feature decorated tracery, mouldings and tiny stone heads from the thirteenth century.

Other things to find include a lectern made from Elizabethan table legs and bedposts and a medieval font with an octagonal bowl fragments of the original Medieval stained glass.

A visit in spring is particularly delightful when daffodils line the river banks and the approaches to the bridge.

steve clarke
Author: steve clarke

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