SP2656 : Church of St Leonard, Charlecote

taken 6 years ago, near to Charlecote, Warwickshire, Great Britain

Church of St Leonard, Charlecote
Church of St Leonard, Charlecote
The south side of the church from the edge of the churchyard.
The church is grade 1 listed. LinkExternal link
Charlecote House and Park :: SP2556
Charlecote is a grand 16th century country house, surrounded by its own deer park, on the banks of the River Avon near Wellesbourne. The house was begun in 1558 and extended during the nineteenth century. The house and park have been administered by the National Trust since 1946 and are open to the public (LinkExternal link National Trust Charlecote visitor information).

Charlecote Park covers an area of 185 acres, backing on to the River Avon. The house is a Grade I listed building (English Heritage Building ID:482163 LinkExternal link British Listed Buildings).
St Leonard's Church, Charlecote
St Leonardís Church, on the edge of Charlecote Park, is on the site of an earlier 12th century church, which similar to many others was demolished during the Victorian period. The present church is an entirely Victorian building dating from 1851, instigated and paid for by Mrs Mary Elizabeth Lucy, whose family owned Charlecote Park. The church contains the Lucy family vault.

John Gibson designed the church and Mrs Lucy laid the foundation stone during April 1850. Erected from blocks of ashlar stone, a large rectangular dressed stone with even faces and square edges the church remains much the same as when Mrs Lucy planned it (LinkExternal link Connecting the Cotswolds).

The church is a Grade I Listed Building (English Heritage ID:482194 LinkExternal link British Listed Buildings).
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Date Taken
Thursday, 29 November, 2012   (more nearby)
Thursday, 29 November, 2012
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 2625 5654 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:12.3878N 1:37.0373W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 2622 5652
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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