Église Saint-Pierre de Vesly is a large and beautiful 13th century Gothic church located in the town of Vesly. It was built on the site of a Merovingian necropolis. The reconstruction of the church after World War II led to the discovery of many sarcophagi underneath the foundations which show that Vesly was an important town with many influential people during the Merovingian and Carolingian times. Another cemetery of several sarcophagi is the necropolis that existed around the chapel of the Virgin located 300 meters north of the church. The church is cruciform with two side aisles but no ambulatory. The transept however is very prominent and is marked with a triumphal arch above which is mounted an 18th century crucifix. To the right of the arch is the wooden pulpit which dates from the 1720s. The nave and transept are 13th century as is the lower part of the bell tower. Be sure to check out the decorative heads along the nave. It is thought that these were once part of some vaulting that is now missing. Outside, along the bell tower are some interesting corbels too that display some grotesque faces. In 1472 the western porch was added and above the door is the following inscription: "The year of our Lord one thousand four hundred seventy-two this portal was made by and donated by nobleman Pierre Le Poupet. In his lifetime Lord of Besneville. God grant him paradise. Amen.” The west facade is illuminated by two, arched lancet windows topped by an oculus. These lancets are the oldest element of the church and date from the early 13th century. The oculus however is from the 15th. On the left of the main portal is the baptismal font made from limestone from Valognes as well as a Gothic style lectern. To the right of the main portal is the 16th century statue of Sainte-Walburge. This saint was widely venerated in the region and was invoked especially by mothers of sick children as well as sailors or those suffering from hydrophobia. The arcades of five bays of the nave are supported by squat cylindrical columns that rest on square bases. Some of them have Latin inscriptions from the 1600s. In the choir are six Renaissance style corbels which represent the four evangelists as well as the prophet Isaiah and King David. On either side of the main altar are two 18th century statues in polychrome wood of Saint-Nicolas and Saint-Sébastien. The stained glass was placed in the church during restorations after World War II and were designed by master glassmaker Hubert de Sainte-Marie. There is a small tower along the southern wall which makes up part of the transept. I can’t find any information about it but I’m pretty sure it is very old too. It even has some writing (which I can't make out) above one of the small lancet windows.