Maudlam – St Mary Magdalene church

History

The first reference to the church in Maudlam appeared in 1255 and probably shortly before that date the church was erected. The church tower is clearly visible from the sea and has served as a navigational point for seamen for centuries. In 1894, the chancel was thoroughly rebuilt and the rest of the church renovated.

Architecture

The church is a relatively simple building consisting of a rectangular, long nave, a narrower and shorter rectangular chancel on the east side and a tower on the western side. It is topped with a parapet and corbels on both sides and a crenelage. From the west the tower is preceded by the porch. Inside the church, a Norman baptismal font from the 13th century has been preserved.

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Website kenfig.org.uk, Maudlam Church dedicated to St.Mary Magdalene (Built c.1255).