Gayton, St Mary the Virgin

Gayton, St Mary

Gayton, St Mary

Another very early church with a Norman tower incorporating a late Saxon door case and internally a Norman font. The main body of the church though dates from the 13th / 14th centuries. In the chancel you will discover six well carved misericords which also date from the next century which originated from St James Abbey in Northampton which was suppressed at the Reformation. The scenes include The Fight between a Dragon and a Lion and The Devil Tutvillus eavesdropping. Wonderful lively scenes evoking late medieval England. In the north chapel you will encounter more medieval works of art including a stone coffin lid beautifully carved with tendrils and two tombs. The earliest is to Sir Philip de Gayton who made a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostella in the 15th century and to his wife or daughter, Scholastica, a rare ...

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Contact & Opening Times

St Mary
Milton Road

Opening Times


The church is normally locked, see below for contact details.


Contact Details


Key obtainable from:

David Coppock – 01604 859645

Andy Hartley – 01604 858360

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