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Holy Cross, Morton Morrel, Warwickshire

(52°11′55″N, 1°32′52″W)
Morton Morrel
SP 310 557
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Warwickshire
now Warwickshire
medieval Worcester
now Coventry
  • Harry Sunley

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Feature Sets

The church consists of a simple nave and chancel, the chancel possibly 17thc. The nave windows and upper part of the tower are Georgian. The N doorway is Perpendicular. There is a reset plain window in the N wall of the tower that could be 12thc. (Pevsner) and two loose fragments in the nave bear Romanesque carving.


A priest is mentioned in DS. The vill and church were divided between the Earls of Warwick and Leicester in 1291.


Loose Sculpture


On the tympanum the saltire crosses are undoubtedly Romanesque (vide Offchurch, Avon Dasset etc.). The cross may have been added later for re-use as a headstone. On the other hand the entire arrangement may be original carving ofc.1100.

VCH 5:120
Pevsner and Wedgewood, 357