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All Saints Church, South Wingfield

The church of All Saints is mainly thirteenth century, the tower a century later, and the chancel was added in 1877. One possible reason for it’s seemingly strange location so far from the village, is suggested by historian Roy Christian to be because the original Saxon church was built to serve both the settlements of South Wingfield and Oakerthorpe, and was thus sited half way between the two. If this is so, then the reasoning behind the decision remains a mystery when considering the fact that the church was built on the flood plain of the River Amber - and has consequently been flooded on numerous occasions during its long history!

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Linked toThe Church of All Saints at South Wingfield, Derbyshire, England

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