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Swarby, St Mary & All Saints
Swarby, St Mary & All Saints
Swarby, St Mary & All Saints

The impressive tower of Swarby's church faces the main village street.

It is ashlar faced with what Pevsner calls "fancy battlements".

September 2013

Swarby, St Mary & All Saints church
Swarby, St Mary & All Saints
Swarby, St Mary & All Saints
Swarby, St Mary & All Saints

The broad west tower with its pinnacles  and embattled parapet is 15th century.

Much of the rest of the church dates from the extensive restoration of 1886.

The interior, however, has arcades dating from the 13th and 14th centuries.

September 2013

Swarby, St Mary & All Saints
Swarby, St Mary & All Saints
Swarby, St Mary & All Saints
Swarby, St Mary & All Saints

The south aisle was built in 1886-87 as part of the restoration of the church.

April 2016

Swarby, St Mary & All Saints church
Swarby, St Mary & All Saints
Swarby, St Mary & All Saints
Swarby, St Mary & All Saints

Detail from the south aisle, which was built in 1886-87 as part of the restoration of the church.

April 2016



Swarby, St Mary & All Saints church
Swarby, St Mary & All Saints
Swarby, St Mary & All Saints
Swarby, St Mary & All Saints

Further deatils from he south aisle, which was built in 1886-87 as part of the restoration of the church.

April 2016



Swarby, St Mary & All Saints church
Swarby, St Mary & All Saints
Swarby, St Mary & All Saints
Swarby, St Mary & All Saints

The First World War memorial at St Mary & All Saints.

The names listed are :  Christopher William Cunnington, Ernest Gray, William Johnson and Albert Newton.

Mark Acton, 2016

Swarby, St Mary & All Saints, War Memorial
Swarby, St Mary & All Saints, capital
Swarby, St Mary & All Saints, capital
Swarby, St Mary & All Saints, capital

The south arcade dates from the Perpendicular period.

Each complex pier has four shafts of circular cross-section, and each shaft ends in a capital with knobbly leaves.

April 2016

Swarby, St Mary & All Saints, capital
Swarby, St Mary & All Saints, piscina
Swarby, St Mary & All Saints, piscina
Swarby, St Mary & All Saints, piscina

Piscina in the chancel.

April 2016

Swarby, St Mary & All Saints, piscina
Swarby, St Mary & All Saints, statue
Swarby, St Mary & All Saints, statue
Swarby, St Mary & All Saints, statue

This thirteenth century statue of Christ at the east end of the north aisle is very fine.

Unfortunately the head has been knocked off.

September 2013

Swarby, St Mary & All Saints, statue of Christ