Seale Church

Plan of Seale Church

Site plan Seale Church


Seale Church looking East

Seale Church looking east down the valley with Hog’s Back on horizon

: Churches dedicated to St Laurence are quite rare.  He was a Christian saint who was martyred in Rome in AD 285 under the emperor Valerian.  It is basically a Norman structure dating to the late 11th century.  Extensive restoration in 1861 has not detracted from the beautiful facades. The church is certainly one of the most pleasant in Surrey, enjoying a perfect position just below the south slopes of the Hogs Back.  It may have enjoyed a vista all the way down the valley to the east to Puttenham Church before vegetation obscured the view.

Although the SEALE LINE currently has only four points, it is of some interest as the distance from Shalford Church to Puttenham Church is six Druid Miles and the distances between Puttenham Church to Seale Church and from Seale Church to Badshot Lea Long Barrow are both 3627 metres (11,900 feet).  It also has an orientation almost exactly east to west.

This line has some attraction to me, and I think the investigation of the intermediate DM points may be worthwhile.


Seale Church from SE

Seale Church from south-east


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