Paulerspury, St James the Great

Paulerspury, St James

Paulerspury, St James the Great

Two distinct reasons for coming here: the rare medieval wooden effigies; and the association with the great non-conformist missionary William Carey (1761 – 1834). A well-positioned medieval church at the far end of this handsome village – the Pury bit of the name reminds us that pears grew here. The medieval church survives thanks to good 19th century restoration. The font is earlier being Norman although some reconstruction must have occurred here as you will find the lunette decoration is upside down the stain glass windows are also late 19th century as are the murals in the chancel by Swinfen Harris. It is up here that you will find the wooden effigies thought to be of Sir Lawrence de Paveley and his wife, circa 1340. Adjacent is the early 17th century tomb to the Throckmorton’s who owned the manor here. ...

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Contact & Opening Times

Paulerspury, St James the Great
High Street
NN12 7NA

Opening Times


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


Contact Details


For assistance, please contact: 


Jane Sawbridge - 01327 811109


Jeff Creek - 01327 811203

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