Sir George Gilbert Scott carried out a restoration of this church between 1876-8, including restoring the chancel with the addition of battlements plus new choir stalls. It appears that he was under pressure to rebuild the chancel but persuaded the Parochial Church Council against the idea:

If the roof had been modern, as you said, I should have gone along with you; but, though less old than the walls, it [the chancel] is nevertheless of true mediaeval period, and he must be a bold man who would dare to call the period which produced King’s College Chapel and those of St George at Windsor and Henry VII at Westminster, by the hackneyed name of ‘debased’; a term now applied by students of mediaeval art to any period of its genuine productions.

It is another example of his careful work as a restorer of Medieval buildings.