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Some Churches in Leicestershire & Rutland

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St Botolph & St John Baptist, Croxton Kerrial

Photo of church at Croxton Kerrial

Not too far from Eastwell, a bit further from Bottesford, and quite far from anywhere else, the main reason for visiting Croxton Kerrial is for the remarkable set of benches with their decorated ends.

Pew end at Croxton Kerrial

There are 45 of these benches (the largest set in Leicestershire). They date from before the Reformation (1534) and are believed to have come from Croxton Abbey at the time of the Dissolution (the years after the Reformation).

Pew end at Croxton Kerrial

There are a variety of designs, including animal and human faces, and there is a brief guide in the church explaining what is what.

Pew end at Croxton Kerrial

 

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