Snowdrop time at St. Frideswide's Church, Frilsham
Frilsham is a small village in the southern, wooded part of the Berkshire Downs. St. Frideswide is three quarters of a mile to the west of the village on the bank of the River Pang. The church building is essentially Norman, though probably built on the site of an older Saxon church. The chancel is 15th century and the brick tower and porch were added in the 1830s. The churchyard, well known for its snowdrops and winter aconites, looks as if it was originally circular, suggesting a much older pagan holy site. St. Frideswide was the Saxon patron saint of Oxford.