St Peter’s Church, in the beautiful village of Tickencote, Rutland has a wow factor that any other church would envy, a superb Norman chancel arch. The minute you come through the door you feel like you have stepped back quite a few hundred years, its almost over powering, no it is, to see it is to believe it. The whole church has that feeling, that really you shouldn’t be there, that you are from the future.
I will do a post on the church but this splendid arch requires a post of its own. There are technical names for all the orders, like zigzag and embattled mouldings but I would rather just look and marvel at them. I just wonder how they carved them all. Just one point, there are thoughts that the arch was the doorway to a single cell church, which could account for the size of it, it is massive.