St Michael and All Angels Knights Enham
This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Andover Area Churches

The church of St Michael and All Angels Knights Enham

The church was originally built in the 12th century but as you stand facing it from the road it becomes apparent that the south transept is missing, leaving the arches visible to the exterior. The church is beautifully positioned, in a small lane next to a farm. Although added to and obviously removed from, over the centuries, the essence of the early church remains and the return of the old font to its position in the nave.

St Michael and All Angels Church
St Michael and All Angels

Interesting things to look out for, the very pretty Victorian glass in the windows and the holes each side of the north door, into which a bar could be slotted should those inside need defending from those outside. On the exterior of the north wall there is an early, possibly 11th century carving of a head. The David Dewar bequest and painted inscriptions are also interesting relics.

St Michael and All Angels
Pretty Stained Glass
St Michael and All Angels
12th Century Font
St Michael and All Angels
Dewar Bequest St Michael and All Angels

Read more about the history of the church or contact the church website.

Other interesting churches to visit in the area include St Mary’s at Abbotts Ann with its Virgin’s Crowns, the ancient churches at Quarley and Grateley and in Nether Wallop, the wonderful wall paintings.

 

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