Edgcote, St James

Edgcote, St James

Edgcote, St James

However you reach it Edgecote feels removed from daily life – out of time. Down a lane you encounter the balanced composition of church & rectory, Manor House, stables & dovecote, all looking out across green fields. The house was perfected by Richard Chauncey between 1747 – 52 re building his family’s seat. He was also responsible for the splendid set of memorials to himself and his ancestors by Rysbrack that adorn the medieval church. The building although surrounded by mature trees is light and airy with broad aisles. In it’s south chapel two early 17th century alabaster tomb chest with effigies of early Chaunceys and their wives, above heraldic stained glass of the same period. In 1543 the Edgcote estate was leased by Anne of Cleves to William Chauncey ( 1511 – 1585 ) , a London lawyer who later bought the property outright. By 1553 he had become Member ...

Contact & Opening Times

Edgecote
Chipping Warden
Northamptonshire
OX17 1AG
Church is normally locked. Keyholder, Brenda Hewison 01327 260813

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