All Saints' parish church
Brightwalton shown within Berkshire
|Population||366 (2011 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Unitary authority||West Berkshire|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
|Website||Brightwalton Web Site|
The Church of England parish church of All Saints existed by the time of the Domesday Book of 1086. The building was demolished in 1863 and replaced by a Gothic Revival one designed by GE Street, who was architect to the Diocese of Oxford. Street retained and re-used some 13th century Early English Gothic features from the original building.
In about 1715 the Savo(u)ry family moved to the village from nearby South Moreton. The Savorys were wheelwrights, but William Savory (1768–1824) from a third generation of the family, was apprenticed to David Jones, an apothecary in Newbury, Berkshire. Aged 20, Savory "walked the wards" of St Thomas' Hospital and Guy's Hospital in London. He learned surgery, physic (medicine) and midwifery from the leading practitioners of their day, including the surgeon Henry Cline and physician William Saunders. Some of his student notes and his commonplace book survive. Savory became a member of the Company of Surgeons and initially practiced in Newbury. Following bankruptcy in 1795 he re-settled in Brightwalton, where he remained for the rest of his life, passing the mantle to his son, William Savory (1793–1856) who studied at the London Hospital in Whitechapel.
- "Area: Brightwalton (Parish): Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 19 October 2014.
- Page & Ditchfield 1924, pp. 48–51
- Pevsner 1966, p. 101.
- Brightwalton CofE Primary School
- Pevsner 1966, p. 102.
- "Connect Service 101" (pdf). Newbury and District. January 2013. Retrieved 19 October 2014.
- "SAVORY, William (fl 1788-1789)". AIM25: Archives in London and the M25 area. 1998–2013.
- See Stuart Eagles "The life of William Savory, surgeon of Brightwalton" and "William Savory: Rise and Fall" in Berkshire Family Historian vol. 17, no. 4 (June 1994) and vol. 21, no. 1 (September 1997), and George C. Peachey, The life of William Savory, surgeon of Brightwalton (J.J. Keliher, 1903).
- Page, W.H.; Ditchfield, P.H., eds. (1924). A History of the County of Berkshire. Victoria County History 4. assisted by John Hautenville Cope. London: The St Katherine Press. pp. 48–51.
- Pevsner, Nikolaus (1966). The Buildings of England: Berkshire. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. pp. 101–102.
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