Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Churches (40) : All Saints, Oakham

All Saints' Church is the largest church in the county town of Oakham in Rutland the smallest county of England!

The church has elements dating back to the thirteenth century though the tower and spire dates from the fourteenth [1] and other parts of the church the fifteenth. The tower and spire, which dominate the town of Oakham, are in the Decorated style though much of the rest of the church is Perpendicular Gothic. The church exteriors are made from limestone ashlar.

The church was restored in the late 1850s.

[1] Nikolaus Pevsner, Leicestershire and Rutland (Penguin, 1960) p. 314