All Saints, Goosey

This little church, in an odd spacious village, is of little real account. The church has been painted white - always an error in my view - and there's little of real interest in the graveyard, so I include its album merely for the record, not out of any particular interest it may hold.

However, perhaps more interest lies in its history. I quote from a piece I found on the web:
If any Oxfordshire [church] can be called an undiscovered gem, perhaps All Saints, Goosey, qualifies best. This tiny 13th century church began as a chapel for the monks of Abingdon Abbey who tended the abbey's flocks of geese. The name of the village tells the story; 'goose' is obvious, and the 'ey' suffix refers to an island. In the medieval period this area was low lying, and the geese were kept on a piece of marginally higher ground rising above the surrounding wetlands. ...... Beside the path that leads to the door is a truncated cross set upon a base. These are both of quite ancient origins. The cross shaft was for many years used a sill for the main church door.
The truncated cross mentioned there can be seen in my pictures.

Pentax K-1. 50mm, ISO 640.

This is the truncated cross mentioned above