St Mary's Church

St Mary's Church, Acton Burnell: Tickets, Tours, Address, St Mary's Church Reviews: 4.5/5

St Mary's Church
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Churches & Cathedrals

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Matthew P
London, UK3,715 contributions
Old church
Sep 2021
A rare example of an early church that has not been messed about too much with, showing old English style. With old tombs inside and grave markers for others. Worth a visit due to its age.
Written September 11, 2021
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KevinRSheffield_UK
Sheffield, UK54 contributions
Unexpected Gem of a Church
Sep 2020
This is now one of my favourite churches.Almost entirely simple Early English, suffering almost nothing from later additions or 'restorations'.
Follow the signs for the castle. (Don't enter the stone walled churchyard, nearer to the castle, it does not have access to the church, I think it may be an RC burial ground.
Written September 8, 2020
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Tim M
Banstead, UK227 contributions
Well worth a visit
Oct 2019
I went to st Mary’s to see the Jesse window with was amazing, the church was amazing condition with lots of history. Also it has a fantastic cafe where the food was great. Stop by you will not be disappointed
Written October 16, 2019
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Lee_Time_Traveler
Birmingham, UK258 contributions
Very Good Well Worth A Vist
Oct 2019
Very Nice Church To Vist
loved the history on this aswell
took some great photos too
spent a good hour here as i had come to vist the castle
Written October 6, 2019
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finian29
Reading, UK429 contributions
Amazing Stained Glass windows
Mar 2019 • Couples
What a lovely church, peace in the town centre.
The piece de resistance are the stain glass windows particularly Jesses window.
Written April 1, 2019
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Ronald D
Shrewsbury, UK655 contributions
Well worth a visit
Oct 2018 • Couples
Built by Robert Burnell as Bishop of Bath and King's Chancellor under the reign of King Edward 1. Unusually the church has not been altered since its completion around 1282 until the addition of a new tower was added in the 1880s. A well prepared leaflet is available which explains all of the features of this delightful church.
Written October 14, 2018
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PeteWLaw
Ludlow, UK1,783 contributions
Well placed by Acton Burnell Castle
Sep 2018 • Friends
We entered the churchyard to get a view of the North side of the castle. We then went into the church, which we found musty and a little disappointing. There was an interesting brass of Robert Burnell, as well as a later effigy of a noble and his wife.
Written September 14, 2018
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Lord E
Rayleigh, UK659 contributions
Lovely church
Sep 2017 • Couples
Really enjoyed our visit to Acton Burnell Church - certainly worth calling at the Castle and Langley Chapel nearby
Written September 12, 2017
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KevinSadler2364
Leicester, UK1,267 contributions
Amazing old church
Sep 2017 • Solo
Sitting next to the ruins of the castle, this church had a wonderful atmosphere in the early morning dew when I visited last week. The building itself is one of the oldest around, and the interior is wonderfully preserved.
Written September 8, 2017
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Jeff W
Telford, UK2,120 contributions
Home Church Of Robert E Lee
Jul 2016
Robert Burnell Was The Son Of A Local Landowner He Rose Through the ranks To become Bishop Of Bath & Wells & became Close Friend,Secretary & Chaplain To Edward 1 st He Therefore Became A Man Of Wealth & Power The Church Was Originally Built In 1282 & Remained Unaltered Till 1880 When An Additional Tower Was Built In 1282 the year Before the first meeting of the House Of Commons ( Yes That Was Here ) In 1283 The Statute Of Acton Burnell Was Passed . A Full Description Goes With The photographs
Written August 28, 2016
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