All Hallows


There have been no archaeological excavations to discover the site of the former church, and its exact position remains unknown, although in 1840 it was said to be in a field belonging to a farm owned by Mr J Spencer, and the plan form was still evident having a west tower approximately 6 metres square, a total length of about 20 metres, and width of about 8 metres; there was one aisle on the south side of an additional 3 metres.

In May 1993 an archaeological evaluation was carried out at the site of the shrunken village which revealed a number of Roman and medieval pottery sherds, including the rim sherd of Saxo-Norman Torksey ware. Fragments of daub with wattle impressions were also recovered, as was a coin – a ‘porcupine’ sceat – probably dating from the first quarter of the 8th century. There was no evidence of any ecclesiastical remains found during this evaluation excavation.