All Saints

The tiny rural village of Hawton might seem a surprising place to find an astonishing gallery of medieval carvings in stone, but its handsome and unspoilt church is just that.

Hanes yr eglwys hon

The late 15th century pinnacled tower serves as a fine landmark to guide visitors there. Inside, the lovely chancel of about 1330, with light pouring in through its seven light east window, makes a fitting home for a superlative series of works by outstanding master masons of the late 1300s.

The beautiful screen at Southwell Minster, a few miles to the west, was made at about the same period, and it seems that the same skilful hands may have carved these treasures at Hawton.

On the north side, next to a beautiful carved doorway and the tomb recess of Sir Robert de Compton, who endowed the chancel, is the exquisite Easter sepulchre. This masterpiece illustrates the story of Christ's death and resurrection, with a series of figures framed by the most finely detailed decorative stonework. At the base are dozing Roman soldiers guarding Christ's tomb.

Christ and the three Marys are in the central recess, with the Ascension depicted at the top. A three seated sedilia opposite the sepulchre is just as intricate, with figures of saints and a pelican. A double piscina, in the same style, completes the group.

Prif nodweddion

  • Pensaernïaeth ysblennydd
  • Cofebau godidog
  • Celfi campus
  • Mynwent gyfareddol

Gwybodaeth ar gyfer ymwelwyr

  • Mynediad gwastad i'r prif fannau
  • Parcio ar y stryd wrth yr eglwys
  • Parcio o fewn 250m
  • Toiledau hygyrch gerllaw
  • Caniateir cŵn
  • Croeso i gerddwyr a beicwyr
  • Lle i ddiogelu'ch beic

Other nearby churches

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Eglwys Crist

Adeiladwyd yr eglwys gyntaf ar y safle hwn yn 1841, ond fe’i difrodwyd yn ddifrifol gan dân. Yn ôl yr hanes, ym mis Mai 1891, cynhaliodd y Ficer ‘briodas yn yr adfeilion’.

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St Deiniol

Mae eglwys wedi’i chysegru i Sant Deiniol wedi sefyll ar y safle hwn ers y chweched ganrif. Mae’r gynulleidfa’n ymfalchïo yn y cysylltiad rhwng yr eglwys a theulu y Prif Weinidog Fictoraidd, William Ewart Gladstone.

Dewch yn Gyfaill Ymddiriedolaeth Genedlaethol yr Eglwysi - ar gyfer pobl sy'n dwli ar eglwysi!