All Saints church was founded by the Templars in 1265. In the south transept is an effigy of a Templar knight, Sir Nicholas de Valers, beside his wife, Lady Margaret. Across the nave in the north transept is a wonderful gilded monument to Sir James Hungerford and his son, dated to 1637. The nave arcade is decorated with a profusion of red flowers, thought to represent the effects of the Black Death, and in the tower is an exhibition on the life of composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, who was born in Down Ampney.
Church Lane, Down Ampney, Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, England, GL7 5BD
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of Down Ampney, All Saints Church
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