St Mary the Virgin, St Mary in the Marsh (TN29 0BX)

Winter snow scene of St Mary the Virgin, St Mary in the Marsh – © 2014 David Campbell

Winter snow scene of St Mary the Virgin, St Mary in the Marsh – © 2014 David Campbell

One of the most picturesque churches on the Marsh, St Mary the Virgin was built in the mid 12th century with a small chancel, nave and tower. As with so many Marsh churches, the aisles were added in the 13th century to accommodate an increasing number of guild and chantry altars. Outside, in the south wall of the chancel, a priest’s door remains with a medieval scratch dial carved on the right hand door jamb. In the churchyard, simple wooden posts and a rail mark the grave of E. Nesbit, author of The Railway Children and other children’s books. Text copyright © 2014 Joan Campbell

Wall memorial within St Mary the Virgin, St Mary in the Marsh – © 2014 David Campbell

Wall memorial within St Mary the Virgin, St Mary in the Marsh – © 2014 David Campbell