St Andrew's, Nether Wallop, Hampshire

The church of St Andrew, in the splendidly named village of Nether Wallop, Hampshire. The church dates to the late Saxon era.
   The main reason to visit St Andrew's church is the Saxon wall paintings, said to be the only Anglo-Saxon paintings left in any English parish church. They were painted around the year AD 1020 by artists known as the Winchester School.
  Over the chancel arch there was once a seated figure of Jesus surrounded by angels. When the arch was widened in Norman times the central figure was lost, but the flying angels are still there. The drawing shows what it may have looked like.  On a side wall is an image of St George heading for the dragon.
  Outside the church is a very unusual family monument in the shape of a pyramid.

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