A Norman Church

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The small Norman church at Hailes, Gloucestershire, stands  directly opposite the ruins of Hailes Abbey.

Hailes church was begun around 1135, with a wide chancel, nave, and tiny south porch. Chancel and nave are of almost the same width. The church has no tower, just a small turret. The striking Wall paintings are  rare as few survive in England after the Reformation intact.

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