All Saints

All Saints was built between 1350 and 1419 by Thomas Babington (one of whose family members was later executed for plotting against Elizabeth I), although there has been a church in the village since at least 1086.

About this church

There are many beautiful feature worth a visit in this church including one of the few Norman lead fonts in England which was buried during the Civil War for safety reasons. An old churchwarden's chest, a chancel screen erected by Babington in 1511, the alabaster tomb of Thomas Babington and his wife, a rare palimpsest, two unusual glass fire-extinguishers, and bells dating from 1625 including the only bell in the country to bear Napoleon's name can also be discovered.

Outside are a stone coffin from about 1200 and a fine example of the stonemason's art -an intricate memorial carved from a single piece of stone.

The octagonal spire, reportedly built by Babington to mark the safe return of local men from Agincourt, rises 128 feet above the road.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Magnificent memorials
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • Fascinating churchyard
  • Social heritage stories
  • Famous connections

Visitors information

  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Accessible toilets nearby
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

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St Mary

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