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St Mary, Atherstone, Warwickshire

(52°34′40″N, 1°32′48″W)
SP 308 979
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Warwickshire
now Warwickshire
  • Harry Bodenham

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Feature Sets

Nave and aisles of 1849, Perp. chancel and N and S transepts with octagonal crossing tower. The chancel may have been built on the foundations of a 12thc. chapel of the Abbey of Bec (VCH) East of the N transept is a modern porch, an entrance from the grounds of a now demolished Hall nearby. In it is a reset 12thc. doorway brought from the church of Baddesley Ensor (4km to the E) when it was demolished in 1842.


By 1155 there was a chapel here. The Abbey of Bec was granted the Manor and arrangement made for the parson at Mancetter to take services.


Exterior Features



Many of the components are replacements probably dating from the re-erection after 1842, particularly the cream sandstone items - the R impost and R nook-shaft in the third order and several other stones in the arch. Most of the stonework is red-brown in colour.

VCH 4:129-130