All Saints

The forest crowds up to the churchyard here, and yews and oaks overhang the lychgate.

About this church

From the outside, the little church looks rather like a cottage with extensions added willy nilly. The informal feel is reinforced inside with an enchanting jumble of seats, private pews and galleries dating from the 17th and 18th centuries.

All Saints probably looks as very many rural churches did before Victorian restorations tidied them up, but its remote rural setting helped it to escape such attentions. So the private pews remained, some with fireplaces and comfortable furnishings.

In the churchyard is the tomb of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes.

Key Features

  • Glorious furnishings
  • 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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