SP8822 : Saxon Crypt, All Saints, Wing

taken 11 years ago, near to Wing, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

Saxon Crypt, All Saints, Wing
Saxon Crypt, All Saints, Wing
A view into the Saxon crypt of All Saints, Wing taken through the grille over the semi-circular arch seen in SP8822 : All Saints, Wing on a frosty morning
All Saints, Wing
The church of All Saints in Wing dates back to the 9th century, and much of the surviving structure is of Saxon origin. This makes it one of the oldest extant buildings in Britain.
The oldest part of this remarkable church is the crypt beneath the slightly later apsidal chancel. According to Pevsner (Buildings of England:Buckinghamshire) this crypt is probably of the C9th. The EH (Grade I) listing LinkExternal link states of the church "Originally C10 with nave, N. aisle, chancel and crypt surviving from this period. Probably built for Aelfgifa, sister-in-law to King Eadgar."
North and South Aisles were added (or remodelled) in the C14th and C15th, though the north wall of the North Aisle is also of Saxon origin. The Tower and South Porch were added in the C15th, and a North Porch added in more modern times (Victorian probably). There is a helpful plan of the church here LinkExternal link
See also the VCH write-up here LinkExternal link
The Church of England's own page about the church can be seen here LinkExternal link
Parish website LinkExternal link
Churches housing "Aylesbury" Fonts
Note there is a separate Shared Description for the fonts themselves LinkExternal link
This is a photo-linking snippet about the churches that house them.
Note: The number of these fonts is reckoned as either 22 or 23 as the example at Wing retains only its base.

The following 23 churches contain "Aylesbury" fonts - though the final one (at Wing) retains only its base.

Aylesbury, Bucks - St Mary's - C13th - EH Grade I LinkExternal link Church website LinkExternal link

Barton-le-Clay, Beds - St Nicholas - C12th-15th - EH Grade I LinkExternal link Church website LinkExternal link

Bledlow, Bucks - Holy Trinity - C12th-13th - EH Grade I LinkExternal link Church website LinkExternal link
Information and photos of the church (local parish website) LinkExternal link

Buckland, Bucks - All Saints - C13th-16th - EH Grade II* LinkExternal link Church websites LinkExternal link and LinkExternal link

Chearsley, Bucks - St Nicholas - C12th-13th - EH Grade II* LinkExternal link Church website LinkExternal link

Chenies, Bucks - St Michael - C15th - EH Grade I LinkExternal link Church website LinkExternal link Attached to the church is the Bedford Chapel LinkExternal link the family mausoleum of the Russell family, Dukes of Bedford. It is not normally open to the public.

Dinton, Bucks - SS Peter & Paul - C12th-15th - EH Grade I LinkExternal link Church website LinkExternal link

Duston, Nhants - St Luke - C12th-14th - EH Grade I LinkExternal link Church website LinkExternal link

Eydon, Nhants - St Nicholas - C13th-14th - EH Grade II* LinkExternal link (with 14 other listed monuments etc in is churchyard) Church website LinkExternal link

Flitwick, Beds - SS Peter & Paul - C12th,14th & 16th - EH Grade I LinkExternal link Church website LinkExternal link

Great Hampden, Bucks - St Mary Magdalen - C13th-15th - EH Grade II* LinkExternal link Church on bridleway not road. Church website LinkExternal link
Adjacent to magnificent Hampden House ( Grade I LinkExternal link )

Great Kimble, Bucks - St Nicholas - C13th-14th - EH Grade I LinkExternal link Victoria Histories entry LinkExternal link Church website (minimal) LinkExternal link

Great Missenden, Bucks - SS Peter & Paul - C14th - EH Grade I LinkExternal link Church website LinkExternal link

Haddenham, Bucks - St Mary the Virgin - C12th-13th - EH Grade I LinkExternal link Church website LinkExternal link

Houghton Regis, Beds - All Saints - C14th - EH Grade I LinkExternal link Church website LinkExternal link

Little Missenden - St John the Baptist - C10th-14th (Saxon core) - EH Grade I LinkExternal link Church website LinkExternal link

Ludgershall - St Mary the Virgin - C14-15th - EH Grade I LinkExternal link Church website LinkExternal link

Monks Risborough - St Dunstans - C14th-15th - EH Grade I LinkExternal link Church website LinkExternal link

Old Linslade, Beds* - St Mary's - C12th,14th&15th (Norman core) - EH Grade I LinkExternal link Church website LinkExternal link

Pitstone - St Mary the Virgin - C13th - EH Grade I LinkExternal link Redundant church in care of CCT LinkExternal link

Saunderton - SS Mary & Nicholas - C19th after C12th-14th church destroyed by fire. - EH Grade II* LinkExternal link Church website LinkExternal link

Weston Turville - St Mary the Virgin - C13th-15th - EH Grade I LinkExternal link Church website LinkExternal link

Wing - All Saints - (Only base remains) - C10th - EH Grade I LinkExternal link Church dating back to Saxon period with famous Saxon crypt. Church website LinkExternal link

*(Old Linslade used to be in Bucks)
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 20 December, 2006   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 21 December, 2006
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Crypt   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 880 225 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:53.6468N 0:43.3548W
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