Hailes Church Hailes, England 1139-51
This charming country chapel contains some magnificent 13th-century wall paintings of saints, heraldry, mythical beasts, and hunting scenes.
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- Hailes ChurchHailes Parish Church
- 51.969806° N, 1.928047° W
Overviewby Holly Hayes
December 27, 2012
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. continue reading →
A Weekend of English Abbeys and ChurchesPosted May 8, 2007 by Holly Hayes Part of: Graduate School in Oxford
We had a very nice weekend trip for the May Bank Holiday. We saw some new things and got lots of photos for my website, but also relaxed and took it pretty easy (comparatively). We also stayed flexible, which was unusual - we chose a general direction and found a couple sights to aim for, then left it open from there.…
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