HISTORY - The Early Church
Nothing remains of the original Saxon church, but it is thought to have been a small building built of stone or wood with a thatched roof and small windows.
The church was rebuilt in stone during the twelfth century and parts of this building are incorporated into the present building.
It comprised of a nave, chancel and two side aisles that were covered by a single steeply pitched roof. This roof came down below the top of the windows which were set in gables, the line of which can still be seen, together with the rounded Norman window arches on both the inside and outside wall of the south aisle. The entrance to the Norman church was through the west door where the tower now stands.