All Saints' Church, Sandon,

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Date:1905 - 1910 (c.)

Description:All Saints' dates from the Norman period. Inside, in the west window, can be found a fragment of fourteenth century stained glass. The font dates from 1669. In 1851 the north aisle was remodelled to serve as a family chapel for the Earls of Harrowby.

The tomb of Sampson Erdeswick, antiquary and author of 'A Survey of Staffordshire', was erected by himself two years before his death in 1603. The hands of his effigy are missing, reputedly cut off by Parliamentarian soldiers on the way to the Battle of Hopton Heath in 1643.

Erdeswick also had a second window painted on the northern chancel wall to mirror the two opposite.

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Image courtesy of: Brampton Museum & Art Gallery, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Donor ref:Borough Museum No., Ref/Sta/4/P33/132, img: 2805 (18/3179)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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