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Hello Everyone,

This is All Hallows church. 'All Hallows' is also known as ‘All Saints’ and derives from the Old English ‘hallowed’ meaning holy or sanctified.

It is well worth clicking here to see the much larger, clearer version on Beta.

The first hard evidence of the church in Walkington comes in 1223 when it was recorded that Robert de Hemingborough was the Rector between 1223 – 1228; whether the church was called ‘All Hallows’ is not certain.

The exterior of the church, despite being a Grade II listed building has been patched up and re-built several times over the years, in different styles and using different materials. However, it does have a certain charm, a warm friendly, comforting look, and once inside the oak doors, it provides the visitor with a place of peace and tranquility.

Inside the church the layout of the follows the traditional build; facing east to west with a tower at the western end; a North and the South Transept crossing the central aisle just before the Chancel.

The tower at the western end of the church houses the church bells. As early as 1552 the tower housed three bells; now the tower hosts six bells which were dedicated in 1959, following an appeal which raised the princely sum of £1880.

I loved the usual haphazard arrangement of graves, so common in old English graveyards, but which probably followed some planning rules when the burials were originally made.

My warm regards, Bev :-)

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Additional Photos by Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7950 W: 335 N: 18379] (72732)
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