Addingham – St Michael & All Angels Church
The Church of St Michael and All Angels at Addingham is situated about a mile south of the village of Glassonbury. Although Addingham is an Anglo-Saxon settlement, there hasn’t been a village here since the 14th Century, when the River Eden changed its course and washed the village away.
Inside the Church are several stained glass windows, including a modern one by S.M.Scott, depicting St Michael and the dragon, inserted in 1973 as a memorial to Frederick and Thomas Westgarth, and their wives.
Near the entrance stands a well preserved Anglo-Saxon hammer-head cross, with four holes and carved scrolls.
In the porch of the Church is a Viking hog-back tombstone, two parts of a 14th Century Viking cross, and two coffin lids decorated with early Christian emblems.
Aerial photo by Simon Ledingham.
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