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Amwell Church

Amwell Church

Artist: Batty, R. M.

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1793

Shelfmark: K top Vol 15

Item number: 69.e

Length: 16.2

Width: 22.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

View of the church in Amwell, now often known as Great Amwell, in Herfordshire, south east England. When the Domesday Book was completed in 1086 there was a priest living in Amwell which suggests that there was also a church here at this time. There are no records to date Amwell church but it has one of only three Norman apses (a recess with a arched or domed roof) in Hertfordshire. The chancel and nave date from the 11th century, and in common with many churches dedicated to St John the Baptist there are steps leading down into the church as a symbol of going down into the waters of baptism.

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