Boxgrove Church

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You may remember that last week I showed you round Boxgrove Ruins (if you missed it you can check it out here) but today I want to show you around Boxgrove Church.
 
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Boxgrove Church is literally right next-door to Boxgrove Ruins and its history is just as long.
The only difference is that Boxgrove Church is much more preserved.
I mean it has walls AND a roof.
 
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Boxgrove Church and its status of a parish, existed long before the Norman Conquest. A fact confirmed by the discovery of an entry in the Domesday Book in 1086. But unfortunately nothing now remains of the Anglo-Saxon church from that day. Instead, Boxgrove Church is now a place that not only offers beautiful architecture dating back to the 12th century, and the peace and quiet of the English Countryside, but meets all of our Great British health and safety standards.
So yano, that’s a bonus.
 
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The inside of Boxgrove Church is absolutely stunning and offers a serene place of worship together with a beautiful fusion of Early English Gothic and Norman Romanesque architecture.
 
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I’m not religious in the slightest but just because I don’t worship a deity, doesn’t mean that I can’t appreciate the beauty in the architecture that surrounds it.
 
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I mean no matter what your religious beliefs, you cannot deny that religious houses have some of the finest architecture around the world. You only have to look at the intricate details of Thailand’s Grand Palace, the charm of Barcelona’s Cathedral, or the creativity at Wat Rong Khun to see that not a detail is missed from the design process straight through to the execution of those designs.
 
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And considering that so many of these buildings were erected in a time where there wasn’t as many tools or equipment to do the job?
Makes it all that much more impressive.

Have you ever been for a wander around Boxgrove Church?
As always – let me know in the comments!