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St Mary's Church, Kempley | by Bottle65
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St Mary's Church, Kempley

The delightful St Mary's Church is Norman in origin, believed to have been built between 1095 and 1100, by Hugh de Lacy, son of a Norman baron, Walter de Lacy, of Lassy in Normandy, and on the site of an older Saxon Church.


Inside the church is one of the most outstandingly complete and well-preserved sets of medieval wallpaintings in England, dating from the 12th and 14th centuries.


Kempley, along with Dymock and Oxenhall, is famous for its wild daffodils. Guided walks through daffodil woods take place in March as part of the village's Daffodil Weekend.

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Taken on March 27, 2008