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Runhall All Saints Church NR9 4DR



Firstly I will say a big thank you to the neighbours of this church. After having had my brain operation, it seems my memory is now on short term. Because of this, I was left miles from nowhere without petrol. The gentleman without me asking invited to lend me petrol to get me to a garage. It not only got me to a garage, but to two other churches and home. I repaid in the week. Now Runhall All Saints, Runhall or Runhala meaning possibly nook by the fallen tree. The first element may be hruna (fallen tree, log) Second element is Old English halh (nook, corner of land) what a beautiful little church. Runhall near Kimberley, round west tower, 1 bell, nave and south porch. The base of the tower is Norman and Early English above. The rest mainly Perpendicular. The chancel was destroyed by fire many years ago and never rebuilt. There is a niche with ornamental canopy on the left hand side of the chancel arch. with its round tower, its decorated front porch and its ornate brick laying around the window arch tops, this is a church for me to return to. It has a 14th century octagonal font, it includes a door that is mid 12th century, it has a dragon, beheaded (obviously by Saint George), it has several other features made in iron. It has rosettes and horseshoes.west tower, south porch and nave. The north doorway is 13th century with well moulded arch. Fine ironwork on tower doorway of the same date as the tower. Plain 14th century font with traceried bowl and shaft. Modern roofs with curious storey posts to take the wide span.
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