Saturday, 21 January 2017

All Saints Farnborough

The church dates back to the 12th century and still retains some of the round head windows in the North wall, more windows were added in the east end of the North wall and West end of the South in the 14th century. The chancel window was added in the 15th century when the tower was also added. In 1883-85 the church was given a major restoration  and is more of less how you see it now.

Above the view you get of the church as you walk in the gate
and on the right what is thought to be the stump of a medieval cross 

Above the West end of the church showing the bell tower as with the right where you can see the shaded North wall

walking over to the South side you cans see the blister for the stare case leading to the belllloft

The clock you see was added at some time using one of the louvred windows

The North side of the church

Getting a view of the church from the South side is not easy with standard lend so I used the wide angle for  this view

 The original round headed 12th century doorway along with a lancet window a little further along

The Chancel end with the 15th century window and the porch which was added in the 19th century

Above the nave looking towards the chancel here on the right

The Chancel where you can see the pillar piscina under the south window (right)

The Altar and Chancel window

Looking back into the nave from the chancel

and a view of the nave from the Pulpit

Th epulpit on the right is thought  to be 18th century where as the chamber organ on the right was made by R.Rycroft for St Pauls Choir school and came here after it was not wanted any more in 1990

The chair above was used by Lord Glyn a local resident at the Queens Coronation in 1953

These two memorials can be seen on either side of the chancel by the altar and date back to the 1600's

Memorial to Elizabeth Marter and here second son George Musgrove

Memorial to Albinia Eliza Price

On the right a floor tomb and left memorials to Ivor Bulmer Thomas and below it Thomas George Wells and his wife Sarah Elizabeth. Their many children are listed below

The memorial plaque here refers to the Price Family who's vault is nearby so I'm presuming the slab above

I do like the memorial on the left to Edmund Dearlove and his wife Jane. On the right the Roll of Honour for Farnborough

At the back of the church you can see the Sir John Betjeman Window which must be stunning in the evening sun

View up at the Benjamin window

Nearby is the Church beaner and also the font cover

Which was decorated for Christmas

Outside you can see the church is set in some beautiful countryside

The churchyard is still in use

Above the war grave of  A.W. Arnold who is still remembered
On the left family graves, their names lots to time

The headstones on the West end are more recent in years

Whereas when you go round the North  side you find a lot of older headstone which have become forgotten about

 This family vault is in the overgrown part of the churchyard

Rather nice vault with crosses at  the head & foot

By the church is this tomb on the left and on the right a cross laid over no doubt because it had become unsafe

A family vault near the porch

The item above is a sundial that is mounted on what is thought to be the stem of the former font in the church, though it looks to me like it is the font & stem. It was discarded in the 1800's restoration.

That's it for this week and I'll leave you with this photo of the nativity scene that was in the nave window.
 Have a wonderful weekend


  1. Good morning Bill, the memorial plaques are a feature that is not so common here. The A.W. Arnold grave with the holly wreath is lovely.

  2. Very interesting temple.
    Best wishes.