Little Totham - All Saints
This charming Grade I listed church has a 12th century nave and 14th century chancel. The tower was built in the 16th century by John Sammes, who lived in the adjacent Hall. There is a monument to him inside the church. This church is unusual in that it has hardly ever had its own rector. Instead, it is run from Goldhanger, a couple of miles away. Rumour has it that at one time in the 16th century the church did have its own rector; but after a couple of years he ran off with the daughter of the local Lord. Since then, the church has stayed rector-free.