View from South
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View from South

View of church and farmhouse (where monastic buildings once stood) from the south. St. Mary's Church, Deerhurst, Gloucestershire, England. At first glance it is similar to other English parish churches: the clerestory is Perpendicular Gothic and the aisle windows are Tudor. But a closer look reveals a church with a rather unusual shape, resulting from the tall narrow Saxon nave that forms its core. And the west end features a 10th-century Saxon tower, a tall narrow structure of rubble masonry squeezed between the later side aisles.