St Michael and All Angels, Highworth

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Chest

In the aisle opposite the south door of the church is a large wooden chest, which in the past was probably used as a repository for town and church archives.

wooden chest

Estimates of the date of this item range from the 10th to 17th century.

Royal Arms

As you enter the church by the south door, you are facing a large panel bearing the Royal Arms of the House of Hanover.

royal arms

It is inscribed "G III R", with a barely discernible date 1767, which was during the reign of George III.