St Swithun’s Church Martyr Worthy

The village of Martyr Worthy has a clutch of timber framed and thatched cottages that run down to the river. St Swithun’s Church Martyr Worthy stands at the top of the lane.

St Swithun's Martyr Worthy

St Swithun’s Martyr Worthy

This beautiful little church has an air of simplicity about it that tempts one to think it might be Anglo Saxon and indeed inside, the tall narrow doorways tempt one a little further down that thought path but no, the church is late Norman.

It is recorded in Domesday that Martyr Worthy had a church.

St Swithun's church Martyr Worthy

Unusual tall and narrow Norman doorway