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The Wissington Dragon



St Mary the Virgin Church
 

 

 

 

Dedicated to St Mary the Virgin, this small, charming eleventh century Norman church (Grade 1 listed) standing near to the River Stour with a notable ornamented south door, fine Norman chancel arch, and unique C15 font.

On the north wall there is a late 14th-century painting of a very lively looking dragon, painted over an earlier scene. The very informative church guidebook suggests that the dragon may refer to a passage in the Chronicle of Henry de Blaneford of St Albans Abbey, written in 1405.
Being a later addition, he is quite out of scale with the other images which were painted much earlier.

Published 06/04/2021