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St Mary Magdalene, Wyken, Warwickshire

(52°25′23″N, 1°27′42″W)
SP 367 807
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Warwickshire
now West Midlands
  • Harry Bodenham

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The church consists of a 12thc. nave and chancel and a 15thc. W tower with a Victorian timber top incorporating a pyramidal tiled roof. Surviving 12thc. features include two plain, round-headed lancets in the chancel (N and S walls) and one in the nave (N wall) as well as traces of what was originally a group of three round-headed windows in the E wall of the chancel. Only the outer jambs of this group is still discernable owing to the insertion of a larger, later window. There are also blocked doorways in the N and S walls of the nave. The jambs and arch of the original S doorway now form the W doorway to the tower. The font is also of the 12thc.


The church was built during King Stephen's reign by Ranulf de Gernon and Thurstan Banaster as a refuge for the poor. Restored to St. Michael's church, Coventry by Ranulf de Gernon. The chapel was appropriated in 1259.


Exterior Features





This form of font arcading is also seen at Walsgrave-on-Sowe (qv).

VCH, 8:342