Another hidden gem in the Surrey Hills AONB is the old Saxon Church on the Albury Estate. Whilst the estate is private, there is public access to the church.
The church dates from Saxon times and has had additional parts added to it over the centuries giving it its distinct Norman look. The church is an incredibly peaceful place to visit and reflect and the decoration in the Drummond Chapel is beautiful. In the summer months the graveyard is left to grow with wild flowers, birds, wildlife and insects making it their home. The church is a popular stop off point for walkers and cyclists as they explore the Surrey Hills.
2023 saw the Surrey Archaeological Society carried out excavations around the church where the deserted medieval village was located.
Gemini Images have provided a virtual tour for the church at no cost to them which can be seen at www.gemini-images.co.uk/360/alburychurch until it is uploaded to their own website.
Please visit the church if you are in the area and support them if you can.