Duntisbourne Rouse - St Michael's Church
The church is set on a hill overlooking fields and woodland. Visitors from all over the world come to see it for its simplicity and serenity - it is included in Simon Jenkins '1000 Best English Churches'. The church is Saxon in origin with 12th century windows, a crypt dating to 1200, fragmentary medieval wall paintings in red ochre and a late 16th century saddleback tower.
The choir stalls have misericords, dating from the 15th century, with carved with grotesque heads and vine leaves, though it's not clear whether these were originally installed in the church or brought in from elsewhere.
The organ was donated to the church by the sisters of writer Katherine Mansfield.
|2023 (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)|
On the minor road off the A417 just north of Cirencester. The road is very narrow and there is very limited parking on the verge. Usually open.