St Mary’s Church – Alton Barnes

St Mary’s Church – Alton Barnes
St Mary’s Church – Alton Barnes
Alton Barnes
SN8 4LE

The parish was mentioned in the Domesday Book and its name derives from the Saxon “village by the stream”.

The parish contains a long barrow at Adam’s Grave, a section of the Wansdyke and a famous white horse, cut in 1812.

The tiny church is Saxon and was much rebuilt in the 18th century. There is a fine 16th century tie-beamed and wind-braced roof, a Georgian gallery and some interesting monuments.

There are several stained glass panels, including work of Laurence Whistler.

The nearby canal-side hamlet of Honeystreet grew up round the timber and boat yards in the 19th century.

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