Ballidon is a shrunken Medieval village. The original village was made up of houses along two main streets, one on the route of the present road and the other by the Church, which is now left stranded in the middle of a field. The parish dominated by the large Tarmac quarry, is made up of spread out farms.
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All Saints is a chapelry of Bradbourne, and although it was used for weddings and christenings, burials have always taken place at the mother church in Bradbourne. Ballidon Church is no longer in use and has an uncertain future. Of particular interest in the church is the fine carved font which puzzlingly has the carving upside down.
All Saints Church stands alone in the middle of a field
The Tudor or earlier font in Ballidon Church