All Saints Hawton

All Saints Hawton

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All Saints entrance

The top of All Saints door


Apart from the addition of a porch in memory of Queen Victoria's jubilee and the removal of plaster from the walls, All Saints has hardly changed from medieval times.

The Easter Sepulchre


The main interest of All Saints is its wonderful medieval carving in the chancel known as its 'Easter Sepulcher', (there is actually some debate as to whether it is an Easter Sepulcher). Situated on the north side of the chancel it tells the story of Christ's death, resurrection and ascension.

The Sedilia


On the south of the chancel is a sedilia (seat) where the figures of saints and others can be found carved among the foliage.

People come from far and wide to admire these carvings which are considered some of the best in England from the early 14th century. In his book 'Hawton Church and its Mysterious Chancel' the last vicar, John Quarrel tries to unravel the mystery of why such wonderful carvings were done in such a small village church.

A gargoyle on the tower
Another gargoyle on the tower
A third gargoyle on the tower

A plan of All Saints
A Plan of All Saints - showing position of following items

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The Font
The view form the Nave to the Sanctuary
The rear arch

The Easter Sepulchre
The Easter Sepulchre top
The Easter Sepulchre middle
The Easter Sepulchre bottom
The Easter Sepulchre

The Sedelia
The Sedelia top
The Sedelia

A Head on a pillar

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