St Peter’s, Broughton Poggs, is situated in a farmyard although many of the former barns on the north side have been converted into modern dwellings. The building is basically Norman but there is a suggestion that the tower might be Saxon.
The nave is 12th century so this section was probably built at the boom time for building just after the Conquest. Possibly an earlier Saxon building was adapted and it could have been a manorial chapel for early versions of Broughton Hall.
The chancel arch is low, just under 9 feet, and no trace of any rood beam or screen remains. The stonework bears roughness from the masons’ axe and the plain imposts and arch stones characterise a simple village church. The chancel floor remains flat as in medieval times and the only Victorian “restoration” appears to be roofing at a steeper pitch and also window repairs.
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