All Saints' Church, Edmonton
A church existed here by 1135-43 when Geoffrey de Mandeville gave it to Walden Abbey. It was completely rebuilt in the fifteenth century and has undergone many significant alterations since. In 1772 the exterior was clad in brick and all the tracery, except that of the chancel, was replaced with wooden window frames, William Robinson, an early 19th century historian of Edmonton, attributed this to the fact that one of the churchwardens was a bricklayer, and the other a carpenter. At this point the church had only one aisle, on the northern side. Towards the end of the 18th century galleries were installed; these were removed, along with the box-pews in a complete refurnishing of 1871.
In 1855, Ewan Christian restored the chancel; the tracery was replaced in stone in 1868, and in 1889, a south aisle and an organ chamber were added to designs by WG Scott. Inside, the nave roof and north arcade date from the fifteenth century, while the south arcade dates from the alterations of 1889.
At the west end is a fifteenth-century tower in four stages.
- Charles Lamb essayist.
- Mary Lamb writer and sister of Charles Lamb.
- Tryphosa Jane Wallis, actress
- Robinson, William (1819). The History and Antiquities of the Parish of Edmonton. p. 62.
- http://www.heritagegateway.org.uk/Gateway/Results_Single.aspx?uid=1079548&resourceID=5 Retrieved 18 April 2011
- K. A. Crouch, ‘Wallis , Tryphosa Jane (1774–1848)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, January 2011 accessed 6 September 2014
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