Woodford Halse Archive

Woodford Buildings

St Mary’s

The Church was built about 800 years ago. When it was restored in 1878 foundations of an earlier church were found.

Church records date back to the 12th century.

The earliest register is dated 1603 during the reign of Elizabeth I where Woodford is recorded as Woodford cum Membris.

Items of interest in the Church include a late Norman pillar with scalloped capital and an effigy of Maud Holland, Lady of the Manor about 1330.

Outside there are the old gravestones to the south of the Church and a scratch sundial between two of the east windows.

By kind permission of Woodford Halse Archive

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