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 for Warkworth. If you have ...

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 di...

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