St Saviour's church, established in the mid-thirteenth century, stands in a field close to Stydd Manor Farm and is Grade 1 listed by English Heritage. The church was acquired by the Knights Hospitallers of the Order of St John of Jerusalem. It has an octagonal font decorated with carved shields depicting sacred and heraldic symbols and monograms. Two of these, respectively, show the sacred heart with the wounded hands and feet of christ and five animal heads, possibly representing bulls. The latter look like devils to me! Both shields are illustrated below.
There is also a fine looking wall with an inset plaque recording the date 1830. More on the church can be HERE.
|The Almshouses at Stydd|
|St Saviour's Church|
|The interior of St Saviour's|
|The Sacred Heart with the wounded Hands and Feet of Christ|
|This heraldic device has five animal heads of unknown origin|
|A beautiful bit of walling at Stydd Manor farm|