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Stoke Doyle, St Rumbold

Stoke Doyle, St Rumbold

Stoke Doyle, St Rumbland

The decline in the parish population from the late medieval period led to the demolition of the early parish church in 1722. In it’s place a fine early Georgian church was erected to the design of Thomas Eayre of Kettering ( 1691 – 1757) – surveyor, clock maker, and bell founder ( the bells here are by him as well). The new church was a classical box with large arched windows flanking it’s sides and a splendid venetian window at the east end. The pedimented porch is pleasantly rusticated and the well proportioned tower is topped by obelisks. It is here you will encounter the work of John Michael Rysbrack (1694-1770). He, like Roubilliac, was an import coming to England in the 1720s. His bust of Lord Nottingham of circa 1730 made his reputation and from then on he was one ...

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Contact & Opening Times

Church Lane
Stoke Doyle

Opening Times


The church is open from 8am until 4:30pm between April and October 25th, see below for contact details.


Contact Details


Access to the church can be gained by collecting a key. Follow the directions on the church notice board. The key is always readily available.

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