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History of All Saints

Brief Introduction

The Anglo-Saxon Tower, which is Grade I listed, is the most prominent feature of the church and indeed the village. It is estimated to date from c970 and is all that remains of the Saxon turriform church – a tower church with a small high roofed extension to the east. The Church building grew with the addition of a nave and chancel in the late 12th century in the Norman period. A number of alterations and additions have been made since then throughout each century.

“Every century from the tenth onwards is represented in the fabric and fittings of the building which bears witness to the continuity of Christian life in Earls Barton and is still a very active place of worship.” Andrew Hart (Earls Barton, 1997)

Church Guides

A new Church History booklet, based on the writings of Andrew Hart, was released in late 2017 by the Friends of All Saints. Copies can be found in church and purchased for £5.00.

There is also a Walk Round Guide produced by the Friends of All Saints priced at £2.00.

All donations received from sale of the booklets and guides go towards the maintenace of the Church's fabric.

Short Visitor Guide

You are welcome to download this short visitor guide, written by Andrew Hart.