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St. Mary the Virgin Church

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Address: Ewelme, Wallingford, England
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A stunning church

I had read about this church with it's mediaeval connections and we had quite a drive to find it but it was so worth it. Stunning. Both outside and in. Even my atheist husband... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 September 2016
Susan R
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Sevenoaks
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Sevenoaks
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

I had read about this church with it's mediaeval connections and we had quite a drive to find it but it was so worth it. Stunning. Both outside and in. Even my atheist husband was impressed and in awe. We are intending to retire to Suffolk, but this church could well change our mind.

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Wallingford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We have been to sSt Mary's Church several times over the years, first with our own children and now with our grandchildren. The interior is now changed enormously, which is for the better. There is now removable seating which allows more versilility.When our grandchildren take part in Christmas concerts etc. They sit ion the floor which has underfloor heating, whilst... More 

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Toulouse, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Lovely 15th century church in quiet surroundings, with a beautiful view over the nearby almshouses and rural landscape. The master piece is the alabaster monument of Chaucer's grand-daughter Alice who became Duchess of Suffolk. Don't miss the panel with the evolution of family coat of arms - highly interesting.

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Swansea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

Beautiful church, beautifully kept. A complete surprise to find the Chaucer connection. Quite unique.

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St Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

We visited having read about the remarkable tomb of Alice de la Pole, Chaucer's granddaughter. And that is worth a visit on its own - almost perfect alabaster figure, amazing given that she died in 1475. However, there is so much else to this beautiful church - wall paintings, floor tiles, stone carvings, angels in the ceiling, medieval glass in... More 

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Gloucestershire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed looking around the church during a recent visit to Ewelme. Built by Chaucer's granddaughter, the history and architecture are stunning. We purchased a very informative guide book for £5.

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Thank BecJ78
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

We were at the church at a concert and the architecture of the church helped to bring forward the music. Also the surroundings are worth a visit.

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Thank Cay H
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

We visited the church, bought bread and ham for lunch at the shop and walked across the Chilterns (scroll down for walking). In this quiet Oxfordshire village is a wonderful little church with some amazing historical monuments - if you like medieval history, this is a wonderful find. The church is accessed from the Almshouses (very charming in themselves) -... More 

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

A lovely church to visit in the very pretty village of Ewelme, ancient tombs include that of Chaucer's daughter.

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Oxfordshire England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015

Ewelme Church has been important to my Family for many years now. It is a Hub of Village life, and may it long continue.

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