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All Saints, Covington, Huntingdonshire

(52°19′30″N, 0°27′17″W)
TL 054 708
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Huntingdonshire
now Cambridgeshire
  • Ron Baxter

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All Saints' is an aisleless church with a 12thc nave, an early 13thc chancel rebuilt with a new chancel arch c.1300, and a W tower of c.1330, altered c.1500. The tower may have had a spire, but if so this was removed c.1500. It now has a pyramidal roof. A chapel was added to the S of the nave in the early 14thc, but it was removed in the 15thc and the entrance arch blocked. There was a major restoration in 1882-83, when a vestry and organ chamber were added to the N of the chancel. The exterior walls are of stone rubble with traces of mortar render on the N wall. Romanesque features are the N nave doorway, the plain S priest's doorway, the font, and various carved stones set into the exterior walls. There are further architectural fragments reset inside the N vestry, high on the S wall, but these were not accessible at the time of the visit.


No church is mentioned in the Domesday Survey. In 1086 the manor was held by Roger d'Ivry.


Exterior Features


Exterior Decoration

Corbel tables, corbels




The dedication of the churcb is officially All Saints, and this name appears in 'ancient wills' according to VCH, however it appears as St Margaret's on 19thc. maps, and some parishioners still use that name.

Victoria County History: Huntingdonshire. III (1936)
N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England. Bedfordshire and the County of Huntingdon and Peterborough. Harmondsworth 1968, 233-34.
RCHM(E), An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Huntingdonshire. London 1926, 64-65.