Warkworth, St Mary

Warkworth, St Mary

Warkworth, St Mary

The church is a sole survivor of a complex of medieval and Jacobean buildings which constituted first Warkworth Castle and from the 17th century a large Jacobean house. In 1805 the non ecclesiastical buildings were pulled down and this church fell into dis repair. This was first rectified by Henry Jones Underwood (1804 – 1852) a pupil of Smirke whose practice after 1830 was based in Oxford where he built St Pauls’s church in Walton St and a library for the Botanic Gardens, both in the Greek Revival Style. Most of his work though was concerned with Gothic buildings which were to include The Turl / Broad St buildings for Exeter College, Newman’s church of St Mary and St Nicholas at Littlemore and churches in the Oxfordshire diocese – locally Broughton, Bodicote and Banbury. He was a natural choice therefore ...

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Contact & Opening Times

St Mary : The Courtyard
Warkworth
Northamptonshire
OX17 2AG
CHURCH WARDEN: Derek Jones, Sycamores, Overthorpe OX17 2AE Tel: 01295 710515 Email: derek@derekmarijke.co.uk CHURCH OPENING TIMES: Between April and October the church is open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The church can be opened at other times by request or prior arrangement. Warkworth church is difficult to find and then difficult to get to but if you follow these direction you should be alright. The best way to reach it is by turning off the large roundabout outside Middleton Cheney where the A422 (Brackley to Banbury road) meets the B4525 and the dual carriage way leading down the hillside to the M40 and Banbury. At this roundabout Warkworth is signposted. Go down that lane and at the bottom you will come to a T junction. Turn right and start looking for a signpost to the church on your right. You will leave the village and be in open country above the M40. The church is in a field on your right. When you come to the sign turn right and you will find yourself driving up a grassy track. THERE ARE NO PASSING SPACES. So if you see someone driving towards you do not drive on. If clear drive up the lane. At the top turn left through a gate, which you will have to open and shut, and park in the field. The church is here and is worth all the effort.

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