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Glandford – Buildings & History

The Church, which sits on a bluff overlooking the river, was in ruins by the year 1730.

There was some limited restoration work in 1875, but it was not until the end of the nineteenth century that Sir Alfred Jodrell, who had inherited Bayfield Hall, decided to rebuild the church in its entirety as a memorial to his mother.

The interior of the church is beautifully adorned with wonderful carved woodwork, stained glass and candelabra. The clock tower has a carillon of twelve bells which are a delight to hear across the valley – and often during a service when proceedings stop in order to listen!