The bays are very lofty with slender spiral mullions; the tops of the
lights are filled with fine tracery with pierced spandrels and set in a
rectangular frame. The cornice has a double row of fruit and leaves surmounted
by a cresting. The screen encloses the chancel and chapels, but is not
continuous, being fitted between the piers of the nave. In the centre stands a
floriated cross, with pedestals for figures on each side, but the figures are
wanting; probably the designer of the screen contemplated their being present,
for the cross itself adds to the height of the screen, whereas the addition of
figures would make the screen appear broader.
This description of Fellowes Prynne’s design, for which he would indeed have
contemplated figures being present, was quoted in the guide book of 1966. It is
not known from which source the original quotation comes.
The faculty petition quoted a price for the vestry of £500. The bills
For the general restoration, stonework, battlements, etc. repointed; aisle
walls replastered; altar rails rearranged; new gate from farm to churchyard; new
clock face; alterations to porch; new altar, organ case and parclose screens;
new tower; War memorial; lych gate; heating chamber.
There are records indicating that Fellowes Prynne paid 16 visits to the
church to supervise the work.