The Church of St Mary the Virgin

The Church of St Mary the Virgin, Fawsley

The Church of St Mary the Virgin

The Church of St Mary the Virgin
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Robin B
Reading, UK7 contributions
Within walking distance.
Oct 2021
Beautiful church attached to the estate. Worth making the walk down to it, provided it's not raining!
Written October 3, 2021
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Loveajolly
Northampton, UK115 contributions
Beautiful- just beautiful.
Sep 2021
I have been visiting this lovely medieval church for more years than I care to remember. It is absolutely beautiful- set in the middle of a sheep pasture and overlooking the lakes. The trauma of the clearance of the rest of the village has long gone and now there is a lovely calm atmosphere. Every time I’ve visited I’ve noticed something new. The memorials to various members of the Knightley family are just so interesting- the alabaster tomb is wonderfully carved - you can guess at the professions of the figures depicted around it. The stained glass windows are also interesting but the carving on the box pews is amazing! Far from depicting religious or moral requirements they are completely random and it’s anyone’s guess what they mean!!
Written September 16, 2021
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Oldhousefan2014
Daventry, UK22 contributions
Hidden gem!
Sep 2021 • Friends
I’ve known this church all my life and it’s an incredible survivor! It’s stood sentinel in its ancient landscape for centuries bearing silent witness to the world around it. It’s a hidden treasure that should be seen by a wider, respectful audience. It has the most incredible stained glass, some bearing the Washington family coat of arms and the most amazing carved medieval pews. The dedicated people who look after it are a credit for all they do to take care of it! Well worth a visit and please do make a donation if you stop by. They need and deserve every penny they can get to help maintain this masterpiece.
Written September 12, 2021
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Normad800
Bedfordshire, UK77 contributions
Beautiful ancient church and churchyard in glorious parkland
May 2021
Ancient, peaceful with some wonderful tombs and sculptures. Stroll out after afternoon tea at Fawsley Hall!
Written May 31, 2021
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John W
Kingston upon Thames, UK6 contributions
An historic find of an immaculate medieval church
Dec 2020
Beautifully kept interior with comprehensive information.

Set alone in parkland, and still in use. Has recovered very will from theft of roof material.
Not open every day, byt having looked around the outside we cam back the following day, to find it open. Count it as four person-visits!!
Written December 17, 2020
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JEP
3 contributions
Wonderful find
Aug 2019
Lovely little church, provided you persevere to find the entrance which is hard to find and looks like its locked.
Written March 15, 2020
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Nick E
7 contributions
Beautiful
Mar 2020 • Couples
Spectacular medieval glass in a wonderfully tranquil setting amongst the fields near Fawsley Hall. Highly recommended.
Written March 2, 2020
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Helen D
Flore, UK14 contributions
Wonderfully peaceful
Sep 2019 • Couples
A peaceful but uplifting place to visit. A tiny, very historic 13th Century church set in beautiful parkland landscaped by Capability Brown. One of our favourite places to visit locally.
Written September 21, 2019
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Jon Bee
Buckingham, UK83 contributions
Beautiful Church In A Beautiful Park
Aug 2019
Having visited Fawsley many times over the years, the little church is the centrepiece of beautiful park. Set in a field overlooking a lake, the church is in an idyllic location and a look inside reveals much more than you might suppose, with a number of memorials relating to the Knightly family. I often visit the church following a walk through the park, and you can spend an enjoyable few hours here(there is also some surprising history here - Joseph Merrick, 'The Elephant Man', stayed here for a while during the late Nineteenth Century). The access road is quite narrow, but there are a number of good parking spots amongst the trees and sheep(!). The church is a gem well worth discovering.
Written September 21, 2019
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Aart V
6 contributions
lovely worth a visit!
Sep 2019
This is definitely worth a visit as part of the grounds at Fawsley Hotel this is lovely worth a visit!
Written September 17, 2019
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