Skip to Content 
this week
Discounts & Offers

Great Brington, St Mary

Medieval church in Great Brington

The church dates from circa 1300 but it is the intervention of the Spencer family of nearby Althorp that transform the Medieval building. Sir John Spencer (d. 1522) rebuilt the chancel and commenced the funerary chapel that lies adjacent to it. Further intervention of both church and chapel by Edward Blore in 1840’s. The church contains good 16th /17th century benches with poppy heads. The final appearance of the chancel, redos and pulpit date from circa 1903. The east window of The Adoration of the Lamb by Morris and Co, 1912, is a memorial to Countess Spencer. In the north part of the church lies the Spencer chapel / mausoleum originally probably designed by Thomas Heritage in the early 16th century; it was radically altered by Blore in 1846. It's fan vaulting of that period is a conscious imitation of that to be found ...

Contact & Opening Times

Great Brington
St Mary
Main Street
Great Brington

Opening Times


The church is open during daylight hours.


The church lies close to a Country House which offers a restaurant and is open to the public. For opening times, please look at the Historic Houses section of our website under Althorp.

Contact Details


Key holder is church warden Mrs Joan Heaps – 01604 770047

Your login details have been used by another user or machine. Login details can only be used once at any one time so you have therefore automatically been logged out. Please contact your sites administrator if you believe this other user or machine has unauthorised access.