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Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Studley, Warwickshire

(52°16′20″N, 1°52′52″W)
SP 082 638
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Warwickshire
now Warwickshire
  • Harry Bodenham

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The present church consists of chancel, nave, S aisle and W tower. Surviving from the 12thc. are the N doorway, herringbone masonry in the N wall and a high-level round-headed lancet. Of possible 12thc. origin is a small carved panel reset above the N jamb of the chancel arch.


A priest is mentioned in William Corbizon's holding in Studley in DS. The church was granted in Peter Corbigun's foundation charter to the Augustinian Priory in Studley, which presented until the Dissolution.


Exterior Features


Interior Features

Interior Decoration


The L capital of the N doorway bears a close resemblance to the L capital of the N doorway at Salford Priors, which also borders Worcestershire. They are linked by Ryknild Street, a Roman road, and are some 13km apart. It is possible the two capitals were carved by the same sculptor.

VCH 3:184-186