Barnwell, All Saints

Barnwell, All Saints

Barnwell, All Saints

The village of Barnwell has two churches. The parish church of at Andrews and the remains of All Saints. The latter was largely demolished in 1825 but it’s chancel was maintained as it had been the burial place of the Montagu family in the 16th and early 17th century. Indeed the Montagu Earls of Sandwich continued to be buried here into the 19th century. What remains of the church stands on a grassy knoll at the far end of the village. Here you will encounter a series of monuments that are well worth exploring. The earliest is to Dame Lettice Montagu (d.1611). It’s a huge architectural tour de force with dragons, the Montagu crest, flanking an obelisk at it’s apex. Nearly is that to her son Henry who was drowned in the moat at ...

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Contact & Opening Times

All Saints
Main Street

Opening Times


It is hoped that in 2018 the church will be kept open. 


Contact Details

If you find the church closed, please contact the Rev. Cathy Brazier who lives two houses down from the church at Beechcroft 01832 270936.

Otherwise access through Derek and Eileen Gun, Larkrise, Main Street, Barnwell, PE8 5PU 01832 275816

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