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St Matthew, Shuttington, Warwickshire

(52°38′38″N, 1°37′39″W)
SK 253 052
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Warwickshire
now Warwickshire
  • Harry Bodenham

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Feature Sets

Small church of 12thc. origin consisting of nave, chancel and weatherboarded bell-cote. The nave dates from about 1150, with more later alterations. The chancel was probably rebuilt in the 13thc., and the whole church restored in 1844 and again in 1908-9 by W.H. Bidlake. Bidlake appears to have removed the 13thc. windows and replaced them with seven 12thc. style windows, two each in N and S walls of nave and one each N and S walls of chancel and one in E. wall of chancel. All have nook shafts with scalloped capitals and arches with edge-roll and hollow label. The chancel arch in the Romanesque style is also by Bidlake.

Surviving 12thc. features are the W doorway and part of the S doorway to the nave. The walls are of sandstone rubble masonry varying in colour from cream to buff with traces of iron, apart from the E and W elevations which are of buff sandstone ashlar.


The church was given by Wm. Burdett in 1159 to Malvern Priory, for the formation of the Priory of Alvecote (nearby). It was appropriated to that cell before the end of the 12thc.


Exterior Features



VCH, 4:213-214