Steeple Langford, All Saints Church
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: Mompesson family tombs
Near the Collier memorial is a tablet to Samuel Weller, who was rector from 1779-1795 and died in the act of preaching on Easter Sunday. On the wall are three Moody memorials, the largest to William Moody (d. 1798). Further along the wall are a pair of carved panels taken from Mompesson family tombs.
In the south wall of the nave is a blocked doorway, and within the doorway is a stone slab once used as part of a heart burial. The slab dates to 1275 and is carved with the figure of a huntsman with a horn; perhaps an descendent of Waleran the Verderer who established the Norman church here. Near the south porch entrance is an attractive Norman font, its four faces decorated with the symbols of the Evangelists.
I came to Steeple Langford at the prompting of a friend whose mother was buried here. And I am so glad I made the effort! All Saints is a wonderful church, full of historic interest, and set in a beautifully picturesque village. Well worth a visit.
MOMPESSON FAMILY TOMBS
About Steeple Langford
Address: Duck Street, Steeple Langford, Wiltshire, England, SP3 4NQ
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: Parking along the main road. Usually open daylight hours.
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
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