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Lilley

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An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Hertfordshire. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1910.

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79. LILLEY.

(O.S. 6 in. xi. S.W.)

Ecclesiastical

(1). Parish Church of St. Peter, standing in the village, and originally of the 12th century, was re-built in 1871. The more important remains of the former church are the 12th-century chancel arch, of tufa, re-set in the N. wall of the chancel, and some 15th-century stones in the S. doorway.

Fittings—Font: octagonal, of clunch, 15th-century. Monuments: in the porch, mural tablets to Thomas Docwra, 1602; to Daniel Houghton, 1672. Piscina: in the chancel, with a four-centred head, octagonal bowl and shelf, possibly of the 15th century, now covered with modern paint. Plate: includes a cup of 1689. Pulpit: made up of old oak, with linen panels and traceried heads.

Condition—Good.