The church is on the cliffs and at risk of falling into the sea if there were to be a major cliff fall. The churchyard holds the tomb of the Cubist artist Georges Braque, topped by a mosaic of a white dove. Inside the church is a stained glass window by Braque depicting the Tree of Jesse. There are further stained glass windows by Braque in a small chapel on the road from Varengeville to Dieppe.
Near the church, the Bois des Moutiers house was built for Guillaume Mallet from 1898. It was one of the architect Edwin Lutyens' first commissions. A Burne-Jones tapestry hangs in the stairwell, its designs copied from Renaissance cloth in William Morris's studio. The house is open to visitors, as are the gardens, designed by Mallet in conjunction with Gertrude Jekyll.
Architecture: In 1898 Edwin Lutyens Remodelled a Brick Building in Varengeville, near Dieppe, for a Wealthy Anglophile Client. le Bois Des Moutiers Is a Superb Example of British Arts and Crafts Design in a Surprising Location-But Its Future Remains Uncertain
Jun 01, 2012; Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944) once remarked of a client that he 'could not spend his money--until he met me'. It is an obvious truism...