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All Saints

The parish church of All Saints dates from the 13th century with improvements or additions taking place most centuries since. The imposing tower was built in the 14th century and stood unattached to the church for some time (to allow for settlement) before being joined to the church proper. The walls of the tower are a massive four feet thick. Some evidence exists of an earlier Saxon church in some of the walls and the fact that the nave is not an exact rectangle. Although not authenticated, it seems highly probable that an earlier church existed here.

There are a number of items of interest inside the church, including the font which appears to have been altered in the 14th century and is probably much older. The chancel has an interesting Piscina and Sedilia of the 14th century let into the wall.

Ashdon Parish Church

Rear View of Church

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