All Saints, Bramham, is a beautiful limestone church dating from the 12th century, substantially expanded in the 13th, but on the site of a much older place of worship.
Guarded by a richly carved lychgate, the church is surrounded by a rare example of an oval Anglo-Saxon graveyard. As well as being the resting place of the residents of the parish for over a millennium, this is the gravesite of soldiers who died in the Battle of Bramham Moor (1408) and the Battle of Towton (1461), which were fought nearby.
The wealth of information this churchyard holds about the history of the parish is being uncovered in a grave-recording project by members of the community. You can see a display of some of their work at this summer’s event, and learn more about the history of this church and its parish.
Battles, Burial and Belief:
As well as the display of the churchyard mapping project and guided tours of the church and churchyard, the Frei Compagnie medieval re-enactors will be at All Saints, Bramham. There will be displays of medieval weapons, crafts, surgical instruments and medicine as well as medieval food. There will even be the opportunity to try your hand at archery with an English longbow.