The Church of St. Nicholas, Boarhunt, Hampshire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sir Lose-a-lot
N 50° 52.252 W 001° 08.633
30U E 630599 N 5637106
Quick Description: This simple Saxon church is situated in almost isolation in the unspoilt rolling farm and wooded land at the foot of Portsdown Hill in Hampshire. It seems as if time has passed this lovely little church by.
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 10/21/2008 10:54:18 AM
Waymark Code: WM50G1
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Jyrki&Sari
Views: 22

Long Description:
Some archaeologists think that a place of worship existed on this site in the pre Christian era. While the date of the foundation of the church is lost in history it was certainly built by Saxons. It is thought that the church may date from 1064. There are several original Saxon features still to be seen today. Despite a general restoration in 1853 much of the original church remains. In the nave is the boxed Squire's pew which is still used as such. The three-decker pulpit and the west gallery, all in plain pitch pine, remain from the restoration of 1853.
Sir Nikolaus Pevsner, the celebrated commentator on architecture and art observed that the restoration work 'suggests an immunity, in this remote place, from the influence of ecclesiological revival which had, by then, penetrated almost everywhere else'.
Building Materials: Stone

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