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Fawsley, St Mary the Virgin

Medieval church in Fawsley

A romantic church that stands alone, shorn of it’s former medieval village, looking out across the Capability Brown landscape of 1760’s toward Fawsley Hall, the seat of the Knightly family and now a country hotel. The church pre dates the Tudor Hall by perhaps two centuries but owes it’s distinction to the Knightly family who improved it from the 16th to the 20th century. Crossing the field you find the church separated from it’s landscape by a Ha-Ha crossed by the tiniest of bridges to the tiniest of doors. Stepping in you enter a wonderfully light open space with a broad nave leading to a handsome chancel – the sort of view familiar to anyone who admires John Sell Cotman’s watercolours. The church contains one of the most spectacular and ...

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Contact & Opening Times

NN11 3BA

Opening Times

The church is open daily from 10am until 4pm.


Contact Details

For details, contact churchwarden Vivienne Baker on 01327 361585 or [email protected]

or Graham White - [email protected]

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