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Living Water!

Yes, the Project at Great Paxton has now started officially with Glenn Sclater coming on site today with his mate Lance. I first had the pleasure of working with Glenn and his team way back in 2000 when he carried out a re-ordering project at Ratcliffe Culey Church in Leicestershire and after that at Sheepy Church and then  Orton-on-the-Hill. All three involved putting toilets etc into  tower  base and a meeting area in the north aisle.  So, having won the contract at Great Paxton, he’s back with a Reedy project – and I know the work will be top class.

Here are the lads starting to break up the tower floor with amazing speed:

Day 1 -Glenn and Lance at the tower - 2

And they found some very interesting stones with various carvings buried under the tower floor:

Day 1 August 12th rectangualr stone with hole

And this shaped stone… any ideas? It was buried upside down in the tower floor.

Day 1 August 12th - stones2

Day 1 August 12th stones 6

More photos on the greatpaxton church web-iste:

August 12, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. Some very interesting worked masonry fragments there! There’s one in the church website picture with a complex moulding that it would be interesting to compare with the other mouldings in the church. It looks to be a section from some sort of pillar. No particular ideas about the ‘socketed’ stone shown above. I’ll be interested to see what the archaeologists say. John Maddison would probably be interested too.

    Comment by David Thomson | August 12, 2009 | Reply

  2. Thanks + david – I love finding fragments of the past which often pose more questions than answers!

    Comment by paxtonvic | August 12, 2009 | Reply

  3. INteresting – but cannot get into GP site.

    Comment by Peter Hagger | August 13, 2009 | Reply

  4. Try with a fullstop not an ampersand

    Comment by David Thomson | August 13, 2009 | Reply

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