South Porch at St. Mary, Lydiard Tregoz(e), Wiltshire
The South Porch is rather curious. Hidden away from visitors in the past, it has now been opened up and it is hoped funds to be raised will help to re-instate it. Among other things the ceiling needs to be made safe as some of it has crumbled away. It has been used as storage space for a while and therefore rather 'untidy' but we were given a sneak preview by one of the church members who enthusiastically showed us the wall painting.
The wall painting is quite faded, as are most wall paintings which are hundreds of years old. We gather there is still some debate as to what the scene depicts - whilst the central head might be Christ it is also thought that because it is so low down (and thus people may touch it) that it would not be Christ.
We don't have a photograph of the porch itself yet - at the time of this visit we were so interested in the wall painting we forgot to take pictures of the whole porch. No doubt we will return and rectify this.