Thorpe Achurch, St James the Baptist

Thorpe Achurch, St James

Thorpe Achurch, St James

Set in the estate village of Lilford Hall this cruciform medieval church with its fine tower and spire was restored by lord Lilford and his architect William Slater in the 1860’s and 70’s. The remains of old Lilford Church, demolished in 1778 you will find reassembled as a picturesque folly in the churchyard. The interior of the main church contains stained glass windows installed by the forth Lord Lilford, famous ornithologist patron of the artist Archibald Thorburn. The arrangements of tombs here is amusing. Those to the Elmes Family who built the original Lilford Hall in the 16th century and remained there until the early 18th century have been banished by their successors to the base of the tower. Their successors, the Powys Family, later Lords Lilford take up the south transept here you will discover one of ...

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Contact & Opening Times

Thorpe Achurch
St John the Baptist
Lilford Rd
Thorpe Achurch

Opening Times


The church is open at weekends and on Wednesdays from 1st April – 30th October from 10am until 6pm, see below for contact details.


Contact Details


For access during winter months please contact Carolyn Brawn – 01933 625052 –

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