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Baxterley, Warwickshire

(52°34′12″N, 1°37′25″W)
SP 256 970
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Warwickshire
now Warwickshire
medieval not confirmed
  • Harry Bodenham

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The church consists of a chancel which is Romanesque in origin, nave, N aisle, a 17thc. W tower, and a vestry which abuts the N wall. 12thc. work is found in the chancel arch, which was re-built during the 1950s owing to mining subsidence, a priest's door and two lancets with arcuated lintels, in the chancel. There is also a vestige of buttressing on the SE angle of the chancel, at low level.


Dugdale notes that Robert Ferrers, Earl of Derby, gave the church of Baxterley to Merevale Abbey (N Warwickshire) in the 12thc. He states that "The church is but a chapel belonging unto Orton-on-the-Hill, given to the monks of Merevale by Robert Earl Ferrers, Pope Lucius III confirming the grant in 1185."


Exterior Features


Interior Features


Chancel arch/Apse arches

Dugdale 2: 1054-5
VCH, 4:26-27