St Mary the Virgin, Castle Eaton
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St Mary the Virgin is a Grade I listed church standing on the banks of the upper reaches of the River Thames, overlooking meadow lands which are documented in the Anglo Saxon Chronicles. There has been Christian worship on this site since at least the 12th Century and several restorations, one notably being attributed to Butterfield, the Victorian architect. There are several unusual features including a wall painting that was restored in 1998, and a Sanctus bell tower above the chancel containing a medieval bell. The bell chamber has six bells that are in regular use. Open daily from April to November and at weekends in the winter, St Mary's welcomes many visitors from all over the world, some walking the nearby Thames Path, some seeking past connections, all enjoying not only the history but the peace and tranquility of its beautiful setting.
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