All Saints' Church, Little Somborne, Hampshire
- What's nearby
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.
Echoes of a long ago fortified past
A nineteenth-century cow shed!
Memorial secrets in a secluded chapel
Limited on road parking. There is a level 50m gravel path through the churchyard from the lane.
There is one small step down into the church.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating, running water or toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
4 miles south east of Stockbridge, off A3057
Nearest railway station: Winchester (6.1 miles)
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out about this church before you visit? You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this churchHampshire County Guide
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches we care for in Hampshire, Sussex & Surrey. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.All Saints, Little Somborne Guidebook
Click here to download a copy of the CP which sets out the shared vision for the future of the church. This is a working document that will be updated on a regular basis. If you have any feedback or if you want to contact us about the church plan please drop us a line. When you write, please do give the name of the church, thank you!
Little Somborne is in our west region
Useful local links:
- Visit Hampshire tourism website
- Hampshire Online website
- Hampshire & the Islands Historic Churches Trust
- Hampshire Genealogical Society
- Hampshire Family History Search
- List of churches in Hampshire
- Hampshire is in the Diocese of Winchester