St. Sampsons Church

One of the places visited recently was St. Sampsons Church, Cricklade which is in the county of Wiltshire, England. I found to be simply stunning, I saw it from the motorway and took the exit so I could add it to the website, I was not disappointed.

St Sampson’s is the Church of England parish church of the town of Cricklade, Wiltshire, England. A large aisled church with a central tower, the present building dates from the late 12th century but has fragments of Anglo-Saxon work. The church is a Grade I listed building.

Small amounts of Anglo-Saxon stonework survive in the present building, in particular in the south wall of the nave. The north arcade was added in the late 12th century, while the south arcade is from a remodelling in the 13th. The chancel is 13th-century, remodelled in the 14th and 15th. To the north is the Hungerford chapel, probably built for Sir Edmund Hungerford.

The tower was begun in the early 16th century and completed in the 1550s at the expense of the Duke of Northumberland and the Hungerford family.

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