A small plain Saxon church, with a
west gallery dating from ca. 1853. The furnishings all pitch pine and
presumably date from 1853 restoration. The interior retains it "old"
Despite a general
restoration in 1853. much of the original church remains. On the
east gable a vertical pilaster strip rises from a stone string
course, a feature of Saxon architecture, and on the north wall of
the chancel a splendid example of a double-splayed Saxon window
opening, decorated with a double line of cable- moulding, may be
seen, but from the exterior only.
the nave, the boxed
Squire's pew, (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', and it remains
true that, at Boarhunt church, we are disinclined to
bend to the whims of fashion!
Please visit the church web site at:
where there is a much fuller history and