Visiting All Saints - what to look out for

You are welcome to visit our beautiful church. If the door is locked then a key may be obtained from our friendly neighbours at the village shop, who will also be pleased to serve you refreshments. 

When you are visiting the church, here are some notable features to look out for:

Tower: 16th Century work with big carved pinnacles at the corners and a row of grinning heads round the top</span>

Font: 12th Century work of Purbeck marble – traces of the original leather hinge and clasp

Font cover: From 15th Century rood screen from Longparish church – badly restored

Nave: Two Norman columns at the west end – the last remnants of the Norman church – the northernmost column is noticeably out of line when viewed from the east

South aisle: War memorial, wooden screen carved with the names of sixteen men of the parish who died in the First World War (1914-1918).

Chancel arch: Narrow eastern octagonal pillars each supporting four arches

Transepts: Unusually set east of the chancel arch

Sanctuary: Medieval floor tiles – similar to those in Winchester cathedral (see top image)

Altar table: 17C Flemish work, with boldly carved figures of faith, hope, and charity

West wall: Two hatchments – arms of Sir Henry Wright-Wilson (died 1832) of Cranbourne Manor and his widow Francis (nee Brundell-Bruce) (died 1836)

South wall: Above the door – arms of George III (1760-1820)

Churchyard: South east corner – base of a cross said to be from Llanthony Abbey