Saturday, May 14, 2016

All Saints, Brixworth - built with stone from Roman Leicester?

It turned sunny this afternoon, so I went down to Brixworth to have another look at its mighty Saxon church.

There I bought a copy of D.S. Sutherland's The Building of Brixworth Church. This shows that much of the stone used in the church can be traced to Leicestershire quarries and suggests that it was originally used in Leicester's Roman buildings.

I also got a cup of tea at the church heritage centre run by the Brixworth History Society.

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