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Warkton, St Edmund

Warkton, St Edmund

In the mid 18th century the medieval church was radically altered as it took on the mantle of the mausoleum of the Dukes of Montagu of nearby Boughton House. This had only slight effect on the body of the church where the nave received a plaster ceiling and in any case the 1868/9 restoration by Slater intensified it’s medieval qualities. Beyond the chancel arch though everything changed following the death of the second Duke in 1749. Here an entirely new chancel was formed with pairs of huge alcoves either side of the altar. In due course four magnificent monuments were raised- two by Roubiliac to the 2nd Duke and to his Duchess, the daughter of the great Duke of Marlborough, and then by 1782 to their daughter Mary, Duchess of Marlborough by Montagu by P.M. van Gelder and finally ...

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Contact & Opening Times

Pipe Lane
Warkton
Northamptonshire
NN16 9XH

Opening Times

 

The opening dates for visitors for 2019 outside August will be available soon.

Monday – Saturday August 1 – 31

The church lies close to Boughton House which offers a tea room and is open to the public. For opening times please see www.boughtonhouse.co.uk

Contact Details

 

For individual visits outside of these opening times, please contact Michael Jeans, Church Verger, on 07860 719367.

For group visits, please contact Boughton House on 01536 515731 or via email: info@boughtonhouse.co.uk

  • Baby changing
  • Free parking
  • Gift shop
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