Tall but tight on the ground, St Laurence is thought to be one of England’s oldest Saxon churches. It possibly dates to as early as around AD700, but may have been rebuilt at the end of the first millennium. It was rediscovered as a church in the mid-19th century, having spent several centuries being used as a school, a warehouse and as a simple dwelling for several families. The interior has very little ancient ornamentation, but the structure is typically Saxon in its lofty proportions.
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