Waltham’s wealthy twins

Waltham’s wealthy twins

For anyone who loves wandering around some of the wonderful churches in our area, Croxton Kerrial is a must. The central rows of pews are said to have come from Croxton Abbey, following its destruction on the orders of Henry VIII in the 1530s.

The intricate medieval carvings on the pews provide a fascinating glimpse into the history of the region. The example on the left is said to be of two female twins who lived in Waltham and were wealthy benefactors of the abbey

I’ve just finished putting the church guide on line. Click here to view the complete guide. And click here to read about the pews and view more of the carvings.

The Waltham twins sound an intriguing pair, but I can’t find any more details about them. So if anyone has any information, please do get in touch.

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