student narrative essay The church dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene was built in the late 19th century and it replaced a much older church which is in the grounds of the Stretton Court Hotel.
Above the South door, is the beautiful 12th century Samson Tympanum, which shows Samson straddling a lion whilst using his hands to force open its jaws. This glorious sculpture was removed from the old church.
The font at St. Mary Magdalene is 12th century and is carved in two sections, with the bowl being lead lined.
Brought from the old church, The 15th century incised memorial stone of Richard Greenway and his wife is built into the South Wall by the Norman font – in the old church it was laid over their grave.