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Hailes Church Hailes Parish Church
Hailes  locality
England  country
United Kingdom  country
Europe  continent
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51.969806° N, 1.928047° W

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Hailes Church comes under the jurisdiction of Hailes Abbey (founded 1246). The settlement at Hailes is moved to nearby Didbrook, but Hailes Church remains in use as the place of worship for visitors, pilgrims and abbey workmen, since the public is not allowed to use the grand church of Hailes Abbey. A monk from the abbey probably leads the services at Hailes Church.

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The small Hailes Church stands on the edge of a field and next to one of the parking lots for Hailes Abbey visitors. It is a simple, aisleless chapel consisting of a nave and chancel. There are no carvings on the exterior. Entrance is through a small south porch. Inside, the most notable feature of Hailes Church is its collection of faded wall paintings, which were added in the 13th century after the church came under the ownership of Hailes Abbey.

Holly Hayes
December 27, 2012

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