All Hallows is an Anglican church in Tottenham, North London. It is one of the oldest buildings in the London Borough of Haringey, being built as All Saints Church in the 12th century. It was re-dedicated as All Hallows in the 15th century, [1 ] standing adjacent to [2 ] Bruce Castle and Tottenham Cemetery. It is reputed to have been given to Tottenham by King David I of Scotland, strengthening its connection with the Bruce family who were owners of Bruce Castle. The church is part of the [1 ] Diocese of London and its clergy have included the William Bedwell (from 1607) and [3 ] John Howard Churchill, later Dean of Carlisle. It has been painted many times, including by [4 ] William Ellis, John Preston Neale, William Henry Prior, John Thomas Smith, [5 ] Jean Baptiste Claude Chatelain and [6 ] John Constable.
The church houses eight bells,
one of which was donated by [7 ] Dr. Humphrey Jackson in 1801 and is said to be taken from the Quebec garrison. These make up the largest ring of bells in the borough, [2 ] There are [8 ] yew trees in the churchyard imported from Ireland more than 1000 years ago. [1 ]
E. L. Sprylions, of the All Hallows Bible class, was the instigator behind the formation of
Tottenham Hotspur F.C. in 1882. [3 ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b c Haringey Independent, Thursday 16 September 2010
^ a b 'Tottenham: Churches', A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 5: Hendon, Kingsbury, Great Stanmore, Little Stanmore, Edmonton Enfield, Monken Hadley, South Mimms, Tottenham (1976), pp. 348-355. Date accessed: 8 December 2010
^ a b Classic Encyclopedia
^ The Times, Saturday, 19 June 1948; pg. 6; Issue 51102; col C
^ Dove's Guide for Bell-Ringers
^ Bruce Castle News
Gallery [ edit ]
Portail detail of All Hallows' Church.
Coordinates: 51°36′02″N 0°04′36″W / 51.6006°N 0.0767°W