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13 January 2015

Admire the roof angels at All Saints, Kingston

The only Grade I listed building in Kingston upon Thames, much of the historic fabric of All Saints' Church dates the 14th and 15th centuries, but there was a church on the site as early as 838, when Egbert, King of Wessex, held a great council here.

The church was restored in the 19th century under the watchful eyes of architects David Brandon and John Loughborough Pearson, and features as one of its highlights a stunning roof flanked by roof angels which echo those popular in East Anglian churches. During extensive renovations last year, the angels were gilded whilst the roof timbers repainted in order to clarify the detail of the carvings.

For more, see http://www.allsaintskingston.co.uk/ or visit http://www.whereenglandbegan.co.uk/

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