On the south side of the church is an ancient carved stone cross of plain Saxon design. It is similar to those built into the walls at Kirkdale. Outside the south doorway the stonework is defaced by grooves cut deeply into the stone. These grooves, a common occurrence in churches, are popularly supposed to have been made by Cromwells soldiers sharpening their weapons. This may be so, but as the church was likely to be the only stone building in the village it is possible that they were made by ordinary villagers sharpening their tools.
Photo © Gill Smith 1999
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