Daglingworth lies some three miles NW of Cirencester. The church, which is on a level site close to the present manor house, consists of a nave, chancel, S porch, perpendicular W tower and 19thc N aisle and vestry. The only Romanesque feature is an altar, originally set in the W face of a former cross wall in the nave some 4.52m above floor level, and now set into the N wall of the chancel.
The manor is not recorded in the Domesday Book. Bazeley states that Ralph de Bloet held the manor in the reign of Henry II.
This is a chamfered slab supported by two columns each with cushioned bases and triple scalloped capitals.
|Altar slab, depth||0,08m|
|Altar slab, length||1,05m|
|Altar slab, width||0,52m|
|Left and right column, height of base||0,15m|
|Left and right column, height of capital||0,13m|
|Left and right column, total height||0,74m|
The base of the slab is chamfered.
Capital has a trefoil scallop on three sides with central scallop lower than the outer two and with plain necking. Outer scallops are tucked. Above the scallops a row of additional shields creates scale ornament. The base is cushioned, mounted on a square plinth, and with a wide band of moulding above the cushion.
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Historic England Listed Building 1090207.
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