Sunday 29 April 2012: Roundel - Stanton St John Church
All this weekend's walking was cancelled because of rain and wind but I had to venture out to maintain my sanity (and justify eating a good lunch).
Headed up to Stanton St John, so as not to be too far from home, hoping for a walk, but the driving rain meant that a visit to the church was the best option. There has been a church here since the 11th century and some of the simple early English construction, which I love, remains.
There are some extraordinary double headed bench ends in the choir stalls which are medieval and it's well worth a visit to the church just to see them but I was taken with this 14th century roundel. Some of the early 14th century glass has recently been re-set, including this beautiful roundel which was moved from high up in the tower to a place in a southern facing window so that it could be admired... it's a rather charming 'medieval man' and has been adopted by the locals as their unoffocial emblem.