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St Leonard, Over Whitacre, Warwickshire

(52°30′58″N, 1°37′37″W)
Over Whitacre
SP 254 910
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Warwickshire
now Warwickshire
  • Harry Bodenham

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The present church was built in 1766 and replaced an earlier church. The earlier church had a Romanesque font which was removed and is now to be found in the church of Holy Trinity, Sutton Coldfield, (V.C.H.). See the Sutton Coldfield site entry for details.


The advowson of the church at Whitacre was given in 1203 by Jordan de Witacre to Christine, prioress of Markyate, Beds. It was confirmed to the priory in 1280 by John de Clinton as the chapel of Over Whitacre and until the dissolution.


VCH 4:257-258