All Saints

One of the most important examples of Anglo Saxon in Britain and certainly the largest, dating from the late 8th to early 9th century.

About this church

The church dates from the late 8th to early 9th century. Much remains of this highly unusual church. 

It is a basilica with a semi circular apse, originally with an outer half sunk ambulatory. The nave was originally surrounded by a series of porticus, separate side chambers. 

The exterior reveals impressive use of Roman building materials; slim bricks, stone and larger pieces of masonry apparently derived from Roman buildings in Leicester and Towcester. The tower is especially impressive with an austere almost round staircase tower attached. 

The interior has white painted walls which emphasise the scale of the Saxon stone arches

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Fascinating churchyard

Visitors information

  • Bus stop within 100m
  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Accessible toilets nearby
  • Café within 500m
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

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All Saints

Externally a particularly handsome medieval church with full square tower with fine double bell openings, all dating from around 1300.

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