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St Peter, Dunchurch, Warwickshire

(52°20′12″N, 1°17′17″W)
SP 486 712
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Warwickshire
now Warwickshire
medieval Worcester
now Coventry
  • Harry Bodenham

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Feature Sets

The church is substantially of the 14thc, consisting of chancel, nave, N and S aisles to nave and N aisle to chancel, vestry and a 15thc. W tower. The font is the only 12thc. feature.


There was a priest here in 1086 and the church was appropriated to Pipewell Abbey (Northants) in the reign of Henry II, (VCH). The church guide book maintains that the church was built by the monks of Pipewell, the Abbey of which was founded in 1143. It also states that the font described above was removed from the church in 1852 and re-discovered in a shrubbery in the vicarage garden in 1914.





The font described is very similar to that in current use at Churchover. In addition both are carved from the same pale red sandstone, They could be from the same workshop. Churchover is some 10km north of Dunchurch.

VCH 6:83-85.