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Tilney All Saints Church

Tilney All Saints Church


Tilney All Saints Church, The following is a quote from our 2011 book, 'Tilney All Saints in Living Memory REVISED' :
The name ‘Tylney’ or ‘Tilney’ possibly originates from an Anglo-Saxon word (or name) brought by the Frisians from the south-east corner of the North Sea, plus the suffix ‘ey’ which means ‘island’, hence ‘Island of Tiln’. Historians seem confident that the original Tilney family took the name from the area rather than giving the name. In Saxtons sixteenth century map‘Tylney’ is shown as the area immediately around the church. Various other spellings may be found, and other suggestions as to the origin of the name, but we like the above, suggested to us by Norma Virgo. In support of this we know: The villages and churches were built on the higher ground in the marshland landscape, so Tilney would have been surrounded by marsh, and certainly the Great River Ouse once flowed near the village. As early as 1065 there was a 'Fredericus de Tilneia' - suggesting the village was so named before the Normans. Tilney All Saints Church, square west tower and spire, a clock and 6 bells, nave and chancel continuous under one roof, and north and south aisles running the full lenght of both. The style is late Norman with Perpendicular clerestory and windows added. The tower and spire are transitional Early English and Decorated, with a fine doorway and windows. The arcades are plain round Norman arches and circular piers. A fine hammer-beam roof runs the full length of the church. A Jacobean chancel screen, 1618. Saint Mary's Chapel at east end of north aisle is enclosed by a screen. There is some ancient stained glass in some of the windows. Tilney was the birthplace of John Aylmer, D.D., Bishop of London in 1576.

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