Rampton All Saints


Tudor gateway Grave marker to John
and William Chilton

The original churchyard is roughly rectangular in shape and covers an area of 0.3 hectares. The church is situated in the centre of the churchyard and is surrounded by burials on all sides. The boundary wall on the south and south-west side is of stone; the wall on the east, west and north is of brick.

In the north-eastern corner of the churchyard there is a 16th century red brick, ashlar and terracotta gateway that formed a private entrance from the manor house to the churchyard. Pevsner describes it as 'an uncommonly lavish piece of Early Tudor brickwork, rising in three stepped stages and adorned with corbelled-out panels of terracotta with coats of arms.' The badly weathered coats of arms are of the Babington and Stanhope families.

A 0.5 hectare extension to the churchyard was created at some point after the First World War.