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St Mary Magdalene
Baunton

A Short History (page 8 of 8)



Exterior


There is a Scratch-dial (Mass clock) on the S.E. cornet of the Chancel. On the jambs of the eastern window in the S. wall there are two incised Consecration Crosses .


In the Churchyard on the east of the porch are two ancient altar tombs.


To the N. E. of the Chancel is a coped Norman coffin slab. Visitors may be interested to know that a Battle of Britain pilot, one of "the few", lies buried in the churchyard. Pilot Officer David Jenkins was shot down over Kenley in Surrey in August 1940 and his body was bought to Bagendon for burial. He had been born in the Rectory when his father was Rector here (1917-1919). Father and son now lie alongside each other in the south east corner of the churchyard.


And as for those dormer windows removed from the church in 1962, they are in Canberra, Australia.