To be truthful, I would have to say that West Haddon is not a church I would make much of a diversion for. It is very much what I call a One Treasure Church. In this case that treasure is a fascinating Norman font.
Even the Church Guide is very sketchy about the main structure of the church. Pevsner reckons the arcades to be early c13. I reckon the chancel arch is from the same period. The tower is c14 of the Decorated period. The rather ugly, but lofty, clerestory is clearly late perpendicular. The chancel also looks to be c14. It is a pleasant enough church and the clerestory succeeded in making it light and airy.
There is nothing here, however, to even hint at a Norman church - except for the font. Pevsner quotes a date for it of around 1120.It is square and sits in a modern plinth. Each side has a biblical scene as follows:
North Face: The nativity. The hand of God points to Mary as she lies - rather uncomfortably it seems! - in her birthing bed.
South Face: The baptism of Christ. What is remarkable about this is that Jesus is being baptiised in a font, not as the Bible tells us in the River Jordan! He has a halo and is nude. Very sensible of him, of course, but not the norm on church fonts!