Burton Latimer, St Mary

Burton Latimer, St Mary

Burton Latimer, St Mary

A handsome medieval local iron stone church set in pleasantly wooded church yard off the High Street. The single most surprising object to be found here is though inside – a remarkable set of late Elizabethan wall paintings. These depict the twelve tribes of Israel and derive from engravings published in Ghent in 1552. The highly inventive strap work borders are the invention of this sadly unknown painter. These paintings are as rare as hen’s teeth when you consider that almost all painting done at this period in this country was portraiture. (There are also remains of Medieval wall paintings here, somewhat faded, of the Life of St Catherine).

These paintings are part of a process of enlargement and improvement of this building since the 11th century. Here you will find Norman columns with arches ...

Contact & Opening Times

Church Street
Burton Latimer
NN15 5LU

Contact Details

Easter to October Saturday and Sundays 2pm to 4pm at other times by prior arrangement with the Church wardens. 

Access available via Church Street

Opening Details

Church Wardens

Carol Sharman

01536 725759


Mike Jones

01536 724860



The Rev. Jez Safford

01536 723810

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