St Mary the Virgin Weldon

St Mary the Virgin Weldon, Corby: Address, St Mary the Virgin Weldon Reviews: 4.5/5

St Mary the Virgin Weldon
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Howlo
Buckingham, UK9,244 contributions
Fine Church
Aug 2019 • Friends
Recently went to Weldon, to research some family history, my grandparents used to have the bakery in Weldon! This is a fine church in a nice village.
Written August 22, 2019
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kempdj
Peterborough, UK269 contributions
Not to be missed
Aug 2018 • Friends
Fantastic place, full of history with a window donated by Nelson’s surgeon plus his grave, also the American window dedicated to the American airmen based nearby. The icing on the cake is the cupola, the countrie’s only working inland lighthouse, reputedly given to the church by Queen Elizabeth I after getting lost in Rockingham Forest and finding her way out thanks to seeing the tower. The church also has a notable connection with George Jeffries, Master of the King’s Music at the time of the Civil War.
Written September 13, 2018
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GingerChimp
East Midlands2,929 contributions
An Architectural HIghlight
Mar 2017 • Solo
A Grade 1 listed, 13th Century, church set in the middle of the village of Weldon (accessed by car from Church Street or on foot from Church Walk). Despite it having a reasonable sized (and very old) graveyard there is no car park for the church - so visitors coming to pay their respects at a mass or to relatives in the grounds will need to park on the narrow road (Church Street) or, slightly further away at the Village Hall (and then a five minute stroll along Church Walk).

The church has some interesting stained glass windows and has a glass topped Cupola that dates back to when the area was surrounded by parts of the Rockingham Forest. The light (candles as they were) was lit at night to guide travellers towards the village and church. It was used as a kind of inland beacon to guide these travellers on their way. The Cupola is still lit at night (but with electricity these days).

The church is also illuminated at night and the honey coloured, Weldon Stone (quarried locally, back in the day) shines brightly in the dark and could be the subject of some atmospheric photography if you are that way inclined.

Worth a short visit if you are in the area or happen to be driving through the village.
Written April 3, 2017
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malc1005
Kettering, UK3,165 contributions
St Mary the Virgin, Weldon
Oct 2016 • Couples
A lovely church in the village of Weldon, some great architecture and an unusual dome on the top of the Tower, well worth a visit.
Written December 7, 2016
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