Ashmansworth Church History

 

We have uncovered some old documents, some over 100 years old, giving an interesting insight to the history of Ashmansworth and its church:

  • This description is interesting, by an unknown author in around 1971 - click here.
  • This is an extract from a booklet published by Walter Money in 1901 - click here.
  • Here is an extract from another book, believed to be late 19th Century.
  • In 1972, the church was in a poor state, so an appeal was launched. Here it is.
  • This is the schedule of work undertaken in 1972.
  • The church was extensively remodeled in 1899. We don't have many details, but here is a picture taken beforehand, showing the box pews.
  • The church has a number of medieval wall paintings which are now very faded, but here is a sketch taken in 1901, showing much more detail of one of them.
  • Here is a description and analysis of the paintings, made before they became rather faded!
  • In the 1970s, work was undertaken to try to preserve these paintings. Here are progress reports from 19711973 and 1975.
  • It has also been reported that there is the remains of a Tudor Tomb, to the left of the porch. A letter here tells about this.