Virtual Tour of St Mary's Church, Eaton Bray - Pages 41-42


The Transept Chapels

The two transept chapels date from the end of the 15th century. The 13th century church had an aisled nave, the aisles being the width of the westernmost parts of the church, but these were enlarged to create the present transepts and porches, and at the same time the roof was heightened by the addition of the clerestory windows.

The line of the original roof can still be seen above the arches, and the steep lines of the old gable are still visible on the west wall.

A very unusual feature is the survival of so many traceried niches for statues, and the altarpieces in the two chapels.



North Chapel of St Mary's Eaton Bray

This part of the church is a special place for private prayer.

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