VISIT | Wander the Old Medieval Church of Kempley | Gloucestershire
Discover old Kempley amidst daffodils and ancient art
Visit this ancient church at Kempley old village in Gloucestershire
A vision of daffodils in Spring
Fascinating and rare medieval wall paintings that are worth a look inside
"...the atmospheric doom paintings at this early English church..."
This most ancient of church's makes the most sense once you realise that the village of Kempley was once here but no longer. Set now adjacent to the farm buildings and former period rectory, it sits in peaceful silence; save for the visitors come daffodil season in early and late spring when walkers who tramp the daffodil way wander past.
But this lime-washed church is much more than a pretty sojourn from walking. It dates from the 12th century and those busy stone builders - the Normans. But what puts this church apart from its church cousins are the wonderful frescoes and wall art inside.
Managed by English Heritage, it makes for a delightful visit for those interested in history, a lover of daffodils and those where shorter, flatter wanders are more appealing.
Directions and Map |
Kempley Old Church can be found off lanes between the villages of Dymock, Kempley and Much Marcle in west Gloucestershire