Tilty Church was originally a chapel to the Cistercian Abbey of Tilty, ruins of which can still be seen a short way from the Church. The Chapel was outside the Abbey which meant it could be used by local people, including women who were not allowed within the precincts of a Cistercian Abbey. The oldest part of the Church (the nave) dates from around 1220 with the Porch and bell turret being erected in the 18th Century to complete the Church as it stands today.
I do have to admit, this is not one of my better pictures…I think that this is due to the nature of the Church – it’s quite odd, as if 2 separate churches have been violently thrown together, and yet inside, this, to me anyway, is one of the nicer churches. More pictures from inside the church will follow over the next few weeks.