St Mary the Virgin Old Church, Preston Candover, Hampshire
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Only a chancel remaining
A secluded chancel is all that left of this church after the rest was demolished in 1885. It sits in a lovely churchyard and has medieval tiles, traces of eighteenth-century wall paintings and many memorials. A lancet window dates from its foundation around 1190.
A jewel inspired by the chapel of French kings
A church where churches have stood before
A church with a stormy history on the South Downs
There is good access for all visitors.
There is no dedicated parking for the church. On road parking is available. Follow the "Historic Church" fingerpost through three latched pedestrian gates and across a small field, which is bumpy and slippery when wet.
Facilities & Hire
There are no facilities at this church
Between Alresford and Basingstoke, on B3046. Just off Church Lane.
Nearest railway station: Micheldever (5.8 miles); Basingstoke (7.1 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, Sussex & Surrey 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.St Mary the Virgin Old Church, Preston Candover guidebook
A driving trail of four historic Hampshire churches and three local landmarks, all with a connection to gin.
Click here to download a copy of the Church Plan 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!
Community information forSt Mary the Virgin Old Church, Preston Candover
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