St Giles, Hampton Gay

Hampton Gay ChurchSt Giles’ Hampton Gay is a highly unusual church in several ways. The village of Hampton Gay has disappeared, leaving only the church and the ruins of an Elizabethan manor house. The church, substantially rebuilt in the late eighteenth century, sits surrounded by fields between the manor house and the railway. It has a minstrels’ gallery but no electricity which gives the building a wonderfully atmospheric feel for its occasional winter candlelit services.

 

Picture: Edwin Macadam (used with permission)  – see article on church via this link.