Inside All Saints Church, Chitterne All Saints

Recent Photograph of Inside All Saints Church (Chitterne All Saints)

The chancel has an east apse, the windows rather small, and probably the weakest part of the design. Several monuments from the other churches are gathered under the tower, the best unfortunately skied making enjoyment difficult of the intricate naval battle scene. The font came from St Mary, Norman circular, the cover from All Saints 17th century octagonal. The low stone screens to the chancel are dissimilar and incorporate medieval tracery from St Mary. The pulpit is Jacobean also from St Mary and the stalls incorporate 17th century carved panels, two with birds and foliage and the other two with figures (Moses and possibly Faith).

The epitaph to Robert MICHELL d.1779 on the Michell Monument records how he was most miraculous preserv'd when ten chimneys fell onto his bed in Lincoln's Inn at 6am in the morning leaving him exposed (!) during the Violent Storm of Wind on 2nd December 1763.

(Information provided by Phil Draper)

Image contributed by Phil Draper on 3rd April 2006.
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