As one of England's largest parish churches, All Saints rivals many cathedrals in size. With its stunning gothic style architecture, the eminent art historian Sir Nikolaus Pevsner described it as 'a church as out of the ordinary for scale as for style'.
The church of All Saints at Londesburgh is an historian's treasure; a wonderful historic building with a plethora of intriguing artefacts and associations with the great and the good. The first record of a church was in the early 12th century, when the powerful Herbert the Chamberlain granted it to his son, William (St William of York). The most likely building date is between 1110-1130, and is seems likely that Herbert himself built the church.
The present church is from about 1400 but there is ample evidence of an earlier 12th century Norman church. The outward appearance is perpendicular but inside is something unique to English parish churches. Described by Nicholas Pevsner as ‘one of the architectural sensations of Cumberland'.
All Saints dates from about 1250AD, and much of that structure remains today. In 1893 the south aisle was added and the west end of the church was extended; the 13th century south door was moved, a consecration cross can be seen on the door jamb. The original bell turret was also replaced. Apart from these changes the church is much as it was when built in the 13th century.
This beautiful atmospheric church dates back to the 12th century, but it was during the reign of Henry VIII that All Saints gained notoriety. Visit the church and learn about Thomas Retford, who courageously gave his life for opposing the king's destruction of the monasteries.
The impressive church at Goxhill provides a great backdrop to some fascinating history. Goxhill sits close to the coast in the north of Lincolnshire, close to Thornton Abbey and Barrow Haven.
All Saints is a typical village parish church, but it can be found in many guide books, as it is nationally and internationally famous for its stained glass windows by William Morris. These windows, installed over a period of 28 years, tell a story about the involvement of the Pre Raphaelite painters as people and the development of stained glass as a church art form.
A rather unassuming village church on the outside but containing a wealth of interest and heritage within its walls. But there also lies a hidden story of murder and intrigue. Come along and view the striking memorial statues of Sir Thomas Vyner and his son, and then learn about the terrible tragedy that fell on this family.
All Saints Church has been a focus of Hereford life for over 800 years. Its dramatic twisted spire dominates the skyline, and the medieval interior is an inspired meeting of the sacred and the secular: we aim to serve the human need for physical and social as well as spiritual nourishment.
Goulceby is a delightful village nestling in the valleys of the Lincolnshire Wolds. On the Viking Way long distant footpath, All Saints is a welcomed shelter in inclement weather. An unassuming grade II listed parish church, All Saints was rebuilt in 1908 reusing medieval fragments. Although simple in style and size it is however tenderly cared for.