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All Saints Churchyard, Benhilton (also known as Benhilton Parish Church)7323

Introduction

All Saints' Churchyard surrounds the church, and is now closed to burials. There are a number of historically significant tombs in the churchyard, which is well planted with trees, and has yews along the path to the north porch.

Contact
Visitor Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Rail: Sutton Common. Bus 151, 154, 164, 280.
Designations
  • The National Heritage List for England: Listed Building
  • Reference: All Saints Church
  • Grade: II*
History

History

All Saints is a large and prominently positioned church at the foot of Angel Hill, which forms a landmark in this area. The parish of Benhilton was created in 1863 to serve the growing population of Sutton. The land and a sum of money was donated by Thomas Alcock, Lord of the Manor, who was developing his land to the east for upper class housing.

Period

  • Victorian (1837-1901)