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St Andrew and St Mary, Langham
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and St Mary, Langham
The inside is large, light and attractive, without a huge amount of excitement. There is a curious blank archway that may once have led to a chapel. The great treasure here is a pair of superb Burne-Jones windows depicting Hope and Faith, which are set in the north aisle (this may seem a curious place, given how dark the glass is). I was also fascinated by the graffito on the font: Alice Nettleton baptised the 14th day of April 1692. The font comes from the lost church of St Mary, Langham Parva. The two parishes were combined, hence the liturgically ignorant modern dedication of this building. Take a look at the Royal Arms too, altered successively to reflect the current monarch from the early 17th century through to the mid-18th century, a roller-coaster ride through the royals from the Stuarts to the Hanovers. I wonder what happened to them during the commonwealth (the arms, not the royals).
Aside from that, and as pleasant a building as it is, there isn't a huge amount to detain you.
Simon Knott, November 2004
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