All Saints Church, Wandsworth facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsAll Saints Church, Wandsworth
|Location||Wandsworth High Street, Wandsworth, Greater London, SW18 4LA|
|Denomination||Church of England|
|Functional status||Parish church|
|Heritage designation||Grade II* listed|
|Parish||All Saints, Wandsworth|
|Archdeaconry||Archdeaconry of Wandsworth|
|Diocese||Diocese of Southwark|
|Vicar(s)||The Revd Greg Prior|
|Curate(s)||The Revd Ben Graham|
|Churchwarden(s)||Claude Lobo and Olaniyi Ogunsina|
There has been a church on the site since at least 1234, when John de Panormo was granted a dispensation 'to hold the Church of Wandsworth' as well as one in Italy.
The present building
The present church originates from 1630. However, only the tower actually dates from this period; the north aisle was built in 1716, while most of the remainder dates from the rebuilding of 1780. Further alterations and additions were made in the 19th century; these included the strengthening of the tower in 1841 to accommodate a new set of bells, and a new chancel by E. W. Mountford, completed in 1900.
Today, All Saints shares its parish with the nearby church of Holy Trinity.
The interior has Robert Adam-like columns of wood, painted as marble, with a frieze and enriched cornice. Some monuments from the original church still survive in the present building; these include a brass to a soldier of King Henry V, and monuments to Susannah Powell (1620) and Alderman Henry Smith (1627).
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