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Inside St. John the Baptist, Little Somerford, Wiltshire



The inside of the church building is very serene and pleasing.  A fitting place to sit for a while and contemplate whilst taking in the surroundings.

You may notice in a few photographs below there is a tray in the aisle - this was at a time when there was a leak in the roof and of course they needed to capture the water.  Because the building is so old the authorities became involved to make sure the correct materials were used for the repair; this involved waiting for inspections and of course raising money for these repairs.  The worry was that as they waited for visits and reports, the problem because worse.  This is all in the past now though as we were very pleased to note that we we last visited there was not a bucket to be seen catching water and the ceiling showed no sign of disrepair.

Inside
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Little Somerford - photo: 0372
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Photo Date: September 2012
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Photo Date: June 2000
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Nave ceiling
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Photo Date: September 2012
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Photo Date: September 2012
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15th Century Tympanum
It was uncovered in 1983 after being hidden for over 400 years
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More Wall Paintings
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Photo Date: September 2012
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Photo Date: September 2012
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The chancel
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Photo Date: September 2012
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The altar
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Photo Date: September 2012
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Photograph taken in 2000 - notice the wooden reredos which has been removed; the dedication on the window can now been seen.
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Photo Date: June 2000
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Photo Date: June 2000
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Chancel ceiling
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Photo Date: September 2012
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Reading stand dated 1938
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Photo Date: September 2012
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Table in memory of W. Rich Teagle
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Photo Date: September 2012
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Lectern
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Photo Date: September 2012
Little Somerford - photo: 0388
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Photo Date: September 2012
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Plaque on organ
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Photo Date: September 2012
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In memory of
Frances Helena Kemble
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Photo Date: September 2012
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In memory of
Frances Helena Kemble
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Photo Date: September 2012
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Piscina
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Photo Date: September 2012
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The drain in the piscina
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Photo Date: September 2012
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Photo Date: September 2012
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Photo Date: September 2012
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Choir stalls
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Photo Date: September 2012
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View from the altar
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Photo Date: September 2012
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Taken in 2000 - notice the font in its original position at the west end
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Photo Date: June 2000
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Photo Date: September 2012
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Photo Date: September 2012
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Pulpit dated 1626
More Photographs  of carvings
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Photo Date: September 2012
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View from the pulpit
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Photo Date: September 2012
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The (probable Victorian) font in new position, near the south porch entrance
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Photo Date: September 2012
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Photo Date: September 2012
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Decoration in September 2012
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Photo Date: September 2012
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Decorated as a Maypole for the flower festival in June 2000
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Photo Date: June 2000
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17th Century oak lid
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Photo Date: April 2000
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Hymnboard in memory of
T. H. Evers
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Photo Date: September 2012
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Screen separating the nave from the tower room.
Dated 1928
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Photo Date: September 2012
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Carving on screen
More Photographs  of carvings
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Photo Date: September 2012
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Photo Date: September 2012
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Royal Coat of Arms
Dated 1602
Notice the wyvern instead of the more usual unicorn.
More Photographs
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Photo Date: September 2012
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Into the space under the tower.
At the time of taking this it is undergoing work to add facilities.  We will return another time to photograph the finished work.
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Photo Date: September 2012
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West door
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Photo Date: September 2012
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Looking up to the ceiling
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Photo Date: September 2012
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The latter up into the bell tower
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Photo Date: September 2012
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These three ropes go up into the bell tower
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Photo Date: September 2012
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Above the screen in the tower
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Photo Date: September 2012
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The bell from the school (closed 1982)
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Photo Date: September 2012
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Notice with information about the bell
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Photo Date: September 2012
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Churchyard cross
Circa 1300
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Photo Date: September 2012
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Reverse side
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Photo Date: September 2012
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Information about the crocc
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Floor tiles
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Photo Date: September 2012
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First World War Memorial
Transcription
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List of Rectors
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Photo Date: September 2012
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Information about the church
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Notice asking for your generosity
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Photo Date: September 2012
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Exit to the south porch
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Photo Date: September 2012

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