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All Saints' C of E Church, Godshill

REF NR: 151

The current church is the fourth on the present site on the hill just south of the village, the first being in the 11th century, the lower part of the tower along with the present church being built in the 14th century.

The current church is the fourth on the present site on the hill just south of the village, the first being in the 11th century, the lower part of the tower along with the present church being built in the 14th century. The legend is that the church was to be built in the meadow at the bottom of the hill, but each day the workmen found the stones had been moved to the top. It was decided that this must be God's will, hence "Godshill". The upper stage of the tower with pinnacles was built in the 16th century.

The church is noted for its medieval carving of a Lily Crucifix.


 

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