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The original church dated from the 13th century. In 1611
it was struck by lightning and burnt out. The present
church was built during the period 1611 - 1614. In 1834 there
was a "thorough restoration" during which a west
gallery was built; it was specifically for the church band,
the singers and the servants at Hill Hall, the residence of
the Lord of the Manor.
The above photograph is of the west gallery,
taken from a framed photo hanging in the church. The
gallery occluded the part of the west window, as a result of
which the church was dark. It was taken down in 1926 when
it was feared to be collapsing.