Features Outside

Outside St. Michael’s church, Beguildy are these interesting features:

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Date stones

Window

Bell-cote

Priest’s door

Porch

Enclosure

Headstones

Dates Stones

The date stone marking the 19th century restoration in the porch is one of several scattered around the exterior of the nave.

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1895 Date Stone

Window

The window in the north wall of the chancel retains some of its original masonry with one 14th century cinquefoil headed light.

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14th Century Window

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Bell-cote

The triple bell-cote with its unusual pagoda style roof and remaining two bells was only added in 1936.

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Bell-cote

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Priest’s Door

Priest’s Door: The priest’s private entrance in the chancel may contain some of its original masonry. The arch reflects a late 15th century design.

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Priest’s Door

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Porch

The male heads on either side of the nineteenth century porch entrance are carved in the medieval style much favoured by the Victorians.

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Carved Head in Porch

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Enclosure

The curved indentation in the grass shows the line of a possible earlier enclosure.

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Possible Enclosure

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Headstones

The lichen covered monuments and highly decorated headstones reflect the skilled craftsmanship of 19th century masons working in the area.

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    Tomb

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    Table Tomb

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    Headstone Carving

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    Headstone Carving

Note: please see the Churchyards tab for a full description of all the graves.



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