All Saints' Church, Little Somborne, Hampshire

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Somborne Park Road, Stockbridge, Hampshire, SO20 6QT
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A church mentioned in the Domesday Book

Set in a downland valley, this delightful little church makes a charming picture with its wooden bellcote, a large house beyond, and just a few cottages nearby.

Mentioned in Domesday Book, it is half Saxon and half Norman: the Saxon church had a nave and chancel but in 1170 the Normans removed the latter and extended the church eastwards, doubling its original length and adding a tiny new chancel.

Evidence of both periods is clearly seen in the walls, windows and doorways of the building. Sir Thomas Sopwith, the pioneer aviator, was buried here in 1989.

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