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Eydon, St Nicholas

St Nicholas, Eydon

The setting of the church a little way from the village, remains untouched by the 20th and 21st centuries. It is at the south end of the village adjacent to Eydon Hall, a Grade 1 neo-classical house designed by James Lewis in 1789-1791 for the Rev'd Francis Annesley, the absentee rector of Chedzoy in Somerset, not the incumbent of Eydon. Oddly, both the church and the hall postdate this fascinating village. There were good Northamptonshire Sandstone quarries here in medieval times and the village buildings and, in particular, the layout are a rare survival of that period. The plan, and it clearly was a plan, foresaw two parallel streets running roughly north to south, now known as High Street and Lime Avenue, linked at either end. The rough rectangle, that these streets enclosed, provided plots of land for each dwelling ...

Contact & Opening Times

St. Nicholas Church
NN11 3PQ

Opening Times

The church is normally open during daylight hours.


Contact Details

The church can be reached by a footpath from the village green or from the southern end of Lime Avenue.


Church wardens:

[email protected]

[email protected]


The Rev. Stevie Cross – 01327 260204, [email protected]

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