Compton, SRY
[O.S. Ref: SU 954 470]
Dedication: St. Nicholas

The lower part of the tower and the corners of the nave date from the earlier Saxon church. The Norman work is in two phases: the chancel arch and chancel date from 1080-1100, and the aisles with their solid, rounded arcades, together with the upper sanctuary, date from 1160-80. The only major later addition was the upper part of the tower with its shingle broached spire, in the late 13th or 14th centuries. It has England's only two-storeyed sanctuary and is well worth a visit [q.v. St Nicholas Parish Church]

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