Bric-a-brac in the church

A fair number of bits and bobs lie around the church ranging from mediocre water colours to monastic masonry. They were mostly collected by William Maurice Wright.

Attached below is a paragraph from an article about the reuse of older stone in the rebuilding of churches in the Victorian era, in which Wold Newton is given as the prime example of the reuse and collection of monastic stone to legitimise a modern church building. The author erroneously attributes the collection of stone from other buildings to the Reverend Wingfield-Bourke, who oversaw the rebuildng of the church in the 19th century, rather than to the real culprit, WM Wright who added it later.