Rampisham is set in a narrow, secluded chalk valley alongside a deeply bedded stream, where beeches hide a large and somewhat straggling village. A thatched post office nestles next to a shallow ford and the now defunct public house, the Tiger's Head, overlooks the point where four roads not so much run together as fall in a heap. The whole scene overlooked by the church and manor house on the hill above.

The church of St. Michael and All Saints stands on a wooded knoll above the village decorated with many alarming gargoyles. In the churchyard is a cross dated 1516. It has a base which is better read when wet, since then they eye can better pick out the details of the carving. The stoning of St. Stephen, the martyrdoms of Thomas a Becket, St. Edmund and St. Peter, a pillar with a cock perched on top, fools, monks, and two men in armour.

The church itself has a late 15th century tower and a chancel built by Pugin in 1845. Pugin also designed the village school, (now a private house), and the rectory. The nave was rebuilt in 1860 by John Hicks. Inside, by the pulpit are two small brasses from 1523.

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