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Anglo-Saxon Sites

Below is an illustrated index of the 5 Anglo-Saxon sites profiled on Sacred Destinations so far. For photo credits, please see corresponding articles.



  • Brixworth Church
    Brixworth, England
    All Saints Church, Brixworth is a Saxon church dating from the 7th century. It is the largest in England still standing from this period and has a number of interesting features.
  • St Augustine's Abbey
    Canterbury, England
    The ruins of St. Augustine's Abbey on the outskirts of Canterbury include the grave of the saint and a substantial crypt. The visitor center displays Early Christian artifacts found at the site.
  • Deerhurst Church
    Deerhurst, England
    This church near Gloucester is a mix of English architectural styles from Saxon to Tudor. Notable features include a Saxon spiral-carved font, Saxon sculptures and medieval stained glass.
  • Odda's Chapel
    Deerhurst, England
    Odda's Chapel was built in 1056 by Odda, a relative of King Edward the Confessor, in honor of his brother Aelfric. The Saxon masonry was hidden under plaster until the 20th century.
  • St Michael at the North Gate
    Oxford, England
    This parish church has the oldest building in Oxford (1040) and some of the oldest stained glass windows in England (1290). Thomas Cranmer was imprisoned here before his martyrdom.