The medieval church of St Michael and All Angels stands within the grounds of Croft Castle, a historic medieval castle and stately home (National Trust). The church was constructed around the year 1300. A 17th-century clock tower and interior gallery were later added to this earlier building, as well as a set of box pews.
We do not know exactly when the church was built at Croft; the style of construction suggests a date in the early 14th century. This building was enlarged in 1515 and rebuilt using the earlier stones, particularly the 14th-century window tracery.
Several pieces of stained glass from the 14th-century church survive but the most interesting feature of the church interior is an impressive monument to Sir Richard Croft (died 1509) and his wife Eleanor.
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