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The painting as we have it cannot be more than a fragment of something originally much larger, but the only other detail now remaining is a small figure holding something that might be an Instrument of the Passion at the far left, by the edge of an open arch. It is clear from the position of this figure that there were once more details further left on the chancel wall but these were destroyed when the arch was created.
There are other paintings here, on the east or altar wall of the chancel, where a figure of a saint(?) is painted on either side of the altar. One (on the south) is vested as a bishop, but he remains unidentified beyond this. These two figures were thought by Tristram to be later than the Christ in Judgement and to have been painted around 1340.
From an architectural point of view Widford is particularly interesting. It might once have had an Easter Sepulchre very unusually positioned on the south side of the chancel. In addition to this, both its north and south doors are original, dating from around 1286.
Website for St John the Baptist, Widford
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|Blyth, Nottinghamshire||Bradfield, Norfolk||Broughton, Bucks.||Broughton, Cambs||Catherington, Hampshire (Weighing)||Chelsworth, Suffolk|
|Chesterton, Cambs.||Corby Glen, Lincs||Coventry (Holy Trinity Church), Warwickshire||Croughton, Northants (Weighing) NEW||Dauntsey, Wiltshire NEW||Flamstead, Herts.|
|Great Harrowden, Beds||Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire||Houghton Conquest, Beds (Christ in Majesty)||Ickleton, Cambs.||Lenham, Kent (Weighing) NEW||Marston Moreteyne, Beds|
|Marton, Cheshire||Newington-next-Sittingbourne, Kent||North Cove, Suffolk||Oddington, Gloucestershire||Pickworth, Lincs||Potter Heigham, Norfolk|
|Rotherfield, E.Sussex (Doom)||Rotherfield, E. Sussex (Weighing)||Salisbury, Wilts||Slapton, Northants (Weighing)||South Leigh, Oxon (Doom)|
|South Leigh, Oxon (Weighing)||Stoke-by-Clare, Suffolk||Stratford-On-Avon, the Guild chapel, Warwickshire NEW||Wenhaston, Suffolk||West Somerton, Norfolk||Widford, Herts|
|Wissington, Suffolk||Yaxley, Suffolk|
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