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All Saints Carshalton

The C of E parish church of central Carshalton, Surrey, England
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Graveyard map Church Ancient Section Middle Section New Section

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The church building's exterior gives little sign of its wonderful interior. The north side, which most visitors see first, is a Victorian facade constructed mostly of dark flint, giving it a sombre appearance. The south side is earlier and shows signs of the many alterations that have been made over the centuries.

The low tower contains a peal of bells that are rung regularly.

There are also outdoor war memorials in the vicinity of the church, which are shown on a dedicated web site.

The church yard attracts much wildlife including red foxes, grey squirrels, common lizards, blue tits, great tits, long-tailed tits, wrens, robins, blackbirds, song thrushes, starlings, carrion crows, jackdaws, wood pigeons, feral pigeons, magpies, jays, green woodpeckers, greater spotted woodpeckers, nuthatches, goldcrests, chiffchaffs, grey wagtails, and ring-necked parakeets. On the ponds over the road there are mallard and tufted ducks, canada geese, mute swans, coots, moorhens, black-headed gulls and sometimes grey herons, cormorants, egyptian geese and little grebes.

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Church exterior

Exterior from the NorthThe exterior viewed from the north.

1891 Foundation StoneA stone in the east wall commem­orating the beginning of the recon­struction in 1891. It was laid by Princess Helena, widow of Queen Victoria's haemo­philiac son Prince Leopold.

Exterior from the SouthThe exterior viewed from the south.

Lady Chapel exterior The view from the south looking towards the Lady Chapel. The uneven surface in the middle of the Lady Chapel wall shows where the original lancet windows were.

South side middle showing blocked doorwayThe middle of the south side showing a blocked window (left) and two blocked door­ways; the lower one is probably oldest, and was replaced by the upper one giving access to a gallery since removed. The line of slates at ground level conceals under-pinning undertaken in the mid 20th century.

Ancient graffitiAncient graffiti on the lower blocked south doorway splay.

Ancient graffiti2Ancient graffiti on a buttress near the blocked south door.

Tom's gravestoneThe monument (possibly a head-stone that was re­located when the church building was extended) to Tom Humphry who died in 1742.

West exteriorThe west exterior, containing the organ gallery above and the baptistery below.

Completion date stoneThe monument by the south-west door (which is in the shade of the yew tree on the right hand side of the previous picture) commem­orating the completion of the west end in 1913.

Ancient Graveyard

Ancient GraveyardThe graveyard is full of wild flowers such as snowdrops and primroses, over which are mature trees that are home to squirrels and a variety of birds.

Admiral's obeliskNear the T-junction of paths in the middle of the ancient grave­yard is the monument to Admiral Wallace Houstoun and his wife Caroline Frederica; the inscription is shown here.

Heroes of the Wrythe CrossBeside the doubly curved path at the west side of the ancient graveyard is the "Willie Bird Memorial" Cross commem­orating people from the Wrythe who died in World War I. The names are:

T.Wyatt
E.Wyatt
C.Chandler
L.Kilty
W.Kilty
J.Bristow
J.Stevens
J.Nash
F.Smith
S.Currier
J.Cotter
J.Clark
T.Kirby
W.Buckingham
F.Chalcraft
F.Pickering
J.Hoskins
A.Allen
F.King
S.Baker
A.Scott
E.Spear
J.Morris
R.Deller
W.Brown
T.Nicholls
E.Baker
J.Wood
H.Millard
S.Fuller MM
D.Kirby
A.Turner
H.Bowles
F.Merritt
H.Garrod
E.R.Spice 2ndLt
H.Barnes
W.Elcock
W.Davis
R.King
J.Falkes
L.Hutchings
C.Batchelor
T.G.Wyatt
E.Dale

Middle Graveyard

Extension plaqueOn the right-angle corner of the wall where the middle grave­yard meets the ancient section there is a plaque recording the donation of the land for the middle grave­yard in 1915. Sir Samuel Barrow was a prominent leather merchant.

East side pathThe path along the east side of the middle grave­yard.

War gravesThe graveyard contains several War Graves Commission head­stones.

Path surfacing plaqueAn old horse-chestnut tree near the east gate bears a plaque commem­orating the surfacing of the graveyard paths.

Graveyard east gateLooking out through the graveyard east gate into Talbot Road.

New Graveyard

New graveyard west gateThe west gate of the "new" (1938) section of the grave­yard, looking east.

New graveyard east sideThe path down the east side of the new section of the grave­yard, looking north; behind the wall on the right is the middle section of the grave­yard.

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