[Bell Historians] Cromwell's churches?

Anne Willis zen16073 at wiRKaA7eodI1Md778YT8jludjL9e9tLb0LtD6Zpl1Ikj7ShI7j3nnc-YI0QLp-IxZrt5zAR3eE766cOH9Q.yahoo.invalid
Tue Mar 7 10:59:49 GMT 2006

I seem to remember it being said that there were relatively few although a 
comparison between this period and the pre- commonwealth and post periods 
would be interesting to see.

Stockton Parish Church and Staunton Harold are two that come to mind....


The number of churches may vary considerably from area to area.  As far as I
know there was only one completely new church in Wiltshire (as opposed to
extensive re-modelling) between 1559 and 1642, namely Easton Royal in 1591.
Sherrington in the Wylye valley was partly reconstructed in 1624 and is a
perfect example of the period and has been most sympathetically restored.
The fittings are contemporary or nearly so; communion table, covered with
its 'decent carpet of silke or other stuff'; pulpit, pews, texts on the
walls.  Maddington was also largely rebuilt, but the border-line between
rebuilding and major repairs can be a fine one.



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