Sutton Courtenay Church is full of fascinating history. The 14th century nave is reminiscent of the great wool churches of Norfolk. The interior shows bizarrely reused Norman zig-zag work as well as later carved capitals. On the tower door, there are crusader crosses inscribed by soldiers either hoping for or given thanks for a safe return from the Crusades. The main south door is surrounded by a fine brick porch built with money left to the poor of the parish by the 15th century Bishop Thomas Bekynton of Bath & Wells! His rebus is prominently displayed. Prime Minister Herbert Asquith and author, George Orwell, are buried in the churchyard. Fittings include a nice 17th century wineglass pulpit (installed in 1901) and a beautifully carved mid-12th century font with fleur-de-lys decoration. The whole building was nearly destroyed during the Civil War when munitions stored by the parliamentarian vicar exploded in the church.
Architecture: Early 14th century church with a late Norman Tower and brick porch of about 1500.
Monuments: Reginald Nutt late 15th century priestly effigy.