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Silk Willoughby, St Denis
Silk Willoughby, St Denis
Silk Willoughby, St Denis

St Denisís is largely 14th century, with a beautiful  tower and spire, and a spacious interior with high slender arcade piers.

The chancel was rebuilt in 1878 by C H Fowler.

Notable features include the Norman font, the fine 14th century carved bench ends, and the 1897 stained glass of the east window.

September 2013

Silk Willoughby, St Denis, C H Fowler
Silk Willoughby, St Denis
Silk Willoughby, St Denis
Silk Willoughby, St Denis

The steeple is described by Pevsner as "very fine, bare below, ornately Decorated above.

"The bell-openings are fully shafted, the buttresses with decorated gables, a fleuron frieze below openwork parapet with an undulating pattern.

"The spire has two tiers of lucarnes in alternating directions."

September 2013

Silk Willoughby, St Denis
Silk Willoughby, St Denis
Silk Willoughby, St Denis
Silk Willoughby, St Denis

Another view of St Denis's church - from the south-east.

April 2016

Silk Willoughby, St Denis church
Silk Willoughby, St Denis
Silk Willoughby, St Denis
Silk Willoughby, St Denis

Another view of St Denis's church - from the north-east.

April 2016

Silk Willoughby, St Denis church
Silk Willoughby, St Denis, bench end
Silk Willoughby, St Denis, bench end
Silk Willoughby, St Denis, bench end

Many of the bench ends in the church are decorated with poppy heads of traditional design.

April 2016

Silk Willoughby, St Denis church, bench end, poppy head
Silk Willoughby, St Denis, east window
Silk Willoughby, St Denis, east window
Silk Willoughby, St Denis, east window

The east window in Perpendicular style dates from 1878 when C H Fowler rebuilt the chancel.

April 2016

Silk Willoughby, St Denis church, east window, C H Fowler
Silk Willoughby, St Denis, font
Silk Willoughby, St Denis, font
Silk Willoughby, St Denis, font

The Norman font is drum-shaped with coupled shafts. The cover, in Jacobean style, dates from the nineteenth century.

April 2016

Silk Willoughby, St Denis church, font
Silk Willoughby, St Denis, interior
Silk Willoughby, St Denis, interior
Silk Willoughby, St Denis, interior

The arcades to north and south are from the Decorated period.

The piers are quatrefoil; the arches double-chamfered.

April 2016

Silk Willoughby, St Denis church, interior
Silk Willoughby, St Denis, pulpit
Silk Willoughby, St Denis, pulpit
Silk Willoughby, St Denis, pulpit

The pulpit dates from the seventeenth century, in Jacobean style.

April 2016

Silk Willoughby, St Denis church, pulpit
Silk Willoughby, St Denis, pulpit light
Silk Willoughby, St Denis, pulpit light
Silk Willoughby, St Denis, pulpit light

This peculiar light bracket swings out over the pulpit. It is fitted with an electric light bulb, but originally held a candle, one presumes.

April 2016

Silk Willoughby, St Denis church, pulpit light
Silk Willoughby, St Denis, roof boss
Silk Willoughby, St Denis, roof boss
Silk Willoughby, St Denis, roof boss

This one of several roof bosses conserved and mounted on display at the west end of the church.

April 2016

Silk Willoughby, St Denis church, roof boss
Silk Willoughby, St Denis, roof boss
Silk Willoughby, St Denis, roof boss
Silk Willoughby, St Denis, roof boss

This one of several roof bosses conserved and mounted on display at the west end of the church.

April 2016



Silk Willoughby, St Denis church, roof boss
Silk Willoughby, St Denis, roof boss
Silk Willoughby, St Denis, roof boss
Silk Willoughby, St Denis, roof boss

This one of several roof bosses conserved and mounted on display at the west end of the church.

April 2016



Silk Willoughby, St Denis church, roof boss