North Piddle, St Michael and All Angels

The Church

The simple, peaceful church of St Michael and All Angels was originally built in 1289, but only a few features survive of the old building, for example a C13th corbel over the piscina. At the western end a small bellcote houses a single bell.

By the mid C19th the church had fallen into a poor state of repair, and rebuilding took place in 1876 by Henry Rowe of Worcester in the C14th Decorated style.

The Bats

Brown long-eared bats roost inside the church in the nave and porch. There is urine spotting on most pews, particularly in the central areas of the nave.

Bats also appear to use the nave roof timbers to perch feed.

 

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