St Andrew's, Little Snoring

The church that stands just outside the village of Little Snoring is both ancient and quietly awe-inspiring in its simplicity. The remote location, the silence inside, the slight smell of damp and the obvious centuries of use speak of a village that has retained its identity for many generations. St Andrew is remarkable for having a tower that is detached from the rest of the church. The two sit together on a mound above the road. The south side of the graveyard has been largely cleared of headstones, but there are some fine 18th and 18th century ones that line the path. The round tower is doubly attractive; not only is it free standing, but it is topped by a little 18th century conical cap with tiny gables and a spike. The former church building to which it was presumably once attached has long gone.              Post Code: NR21 0HZ