Stanford-on-Avon, St. Nicholas

Stanford-on-Avon, St. Nicholas

Stanford-on-Avon – St. Nicholas.

This particularly fine church was built during the first half of the 14th century and there have been little alterations since then. It gives a very good impression of English gothic architecture just before the advent of The Black Death. Internally it is equally splendid, not only for the architecture but in particular for it’s stained glass windows. The first group were installed whilst the building was going up to be augmented in the 16th century. The latter include designs derived from Holbein’s Whitehall Palace mural of Henry Vlll and his family. Also from this period comes the armorial glass from the Cave family who lives at Stanford Hall. Other notable features are the organ case made in 1630 and originally at Magdalen College Oxford and the fine monuments dating from the 16th to 19th century to members ...

Contact & Opening Times

Stanford Road
Stanford-on-Avon
Northamptonshire
LE17 6DH
Contact Revd Canon Chris Oxley The Rectory, Kilworth Road, Swinford, Lutterworth LE17 6BQ. (01788) 860445

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