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The oldest parts of the present building date from the first half of the 14th century. Its finest features are the capitals of the pillars on the south side of the nave. Another feature of the church is the large number of grotesquely carved heads around all the arches including the chancel arch.

The church was thoroughly restored in about 1860. The nave and aisles were completely rebuilt, though much of the existing stonework was used again, and a new porch was added.

The ivy covered oak tree opposite the porch and near to the churchyard wall is said to be a thousand years old. The smaller oak nearby is a mere youngster, having been planted in 1835.

The churchyard contains a stone commemorating the marriage in the church of Matthew Flinders, the first circumnavigator of Australia, to Ann Chappelle on 17th April 1801.