Felmersham Church, Bedfordshire

One of Bedfordshire's most spectacularly sited churches, Felmersham Church stands on rising ground in the village of the same name. The best view is surely the one you get as you drive into the village of the Church nestling amongst ancient buildings.

The Church is built in the Early English style and was constructed between 1220 and 1240. It seems to be that the roof was rebuilt and raised around the 14th Century and the upper part of the tower also seems to date from this period.

The Church has one of the few sanctuary rings surviving in the country, whereby fugitives could grip the ring set on the south door and claim sanctuary - rather than having to make their way to the altar.

All was restored during the Victorian period, but was done with a degree of care that still allows the Church to look sufficiently venerable.

Photo - Andrew J. Müller

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