The Anglo Saxon Tower

 

Exterior of the Anglo Saxon Tower  

Note the herringbone stonework on the south face
of the tower or turret in the Nave. This is probably the oldest surviving part of the church and is pre-Normal Conquest, probably around 950 or earlier.

Similar herringbone stonework can be found in the base of the main tower facing into the Chancel. The long and short quions (the smooth stones at the corner of the tower turret) are also typical of Anglo-Saxon stone-masonry.

 

Herringbone Stonework