Castor 1

Above, Christ In Majesty, a Saxon carving which can be seen over the South Porch. Below, an inscription over the Preists door on the South side of the church noting that the tower was dedicated in 1124. Note the red tiles in the stonework. These are Roman and were taken from the ruins of the Roman Palace which stood where the church is now.

Castor exterior from south
Castor inscription
castor gargoyle 2
Castor tower detail
Castor broken coffin

The piccture below shows the hard working "staff" that help to keep the grass trimmed between the stones in St Kyneburghas churchyard. Visitors to this church will see sheep hard at work day in day out. Pictured below left, rest time after a hard days grazing....!!!!! Pictured below right, two days before Christmas 2007 and a Pigeon huddles up against the biting cold as the light starts to fade and fog starts to build up.

Sheep at Castor Church
Castor churchyard
Castor grave  Jan 10
Castor grave
Castor artis grave

Close to the porch of Castor church is the grave of nineteenth century archaeologist Edmund Tyrell Atris. He was responsible for much of the excavation work done in the area in the 1820's. Ironically, a stone Roman coffin rest in the church grounds not more than ten feet from where Edmund rests.

Castor sheep and grave

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